Keith Ellison, Wardlow argues, is too political. But for that theme to play to Wardlow’s advantage, he has to keep attention focused away from his own politics, which may be why it is difficult to get Wardlow to state a position — any position — on many issues.
Jeff Johnson’s triumph over the former governor — who many expected to win the GOP nomination — sets up a race against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who won an easier-than-expected victory in the DFL primary.
Allegations against two DFL candidates in contested primaries for major statewide offices — Keith Ellison and Lori Swanson — became public after thousands of Minnesotans had already voted.
Takeaways from MPR’s DFL governor candidate forum with Tim Walz, Erin Murphy and Lori Swanson.
While Erin Murphy and Tim Walz have run very traditional races so far — think TV, social media and lots of stops in lots of towns — Lori Swanson’s campaign has been more circumspect.
A look at the organizations who having filling the airwaves, and the mail, with messages aimed at boosting — and bashing — primary candidates.
I’ve written a lot about the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court, so perhaps Swanson’s stance on Heller is big deal only to me, but I don’t think so. People — at least the people I talk to — don’t know about it. I think they should.
One significant urban-rural divide in the race for Minnesota governor: the nature and location of the candidate forums themselves. They have been mostly rural, and mostly on rural subjects.
Accusations of debate-ducking have been flying on both the Republican and DFL sides of the race.
Swanson’s campaign spokesperson accused the women who talked to MinnPost of being motivated by politics.
“I’m the only candidate who has the breadth of experience and the track record to direct an office of that size and complexity,” Foley said. “I know the attorney general’s office. I know how a public law office has to run.”
“It was great experience for being the state’s consumer watchdog,” Rothman said of his seven years at Commerce. “Being in Congress or being in the Legislature in the minority, you can’t compare the accomplishments that I have.”
Tim Walz, Lori Swanson and Erin Murphy explain where they stand on an issue that is quickly gaining attention among progressive activists: abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
While GOP candidate Jeff Johnson shadow boxed with the absent Tim Pawlenty, the three DFL candidates — Tim Walz, Lori Swanson and Erin Murphy — mostly stuck to broad campaign themes.
Our weekly roundup of notable 2018 election reporting from around Greater Minnesota.
With Lori Swanson deciding to run for governor, the shape of the AG race didn’t so much take form but retake form.
How quickly has the political landscape changed? So quickly that least two races that were once considered sleepy suddenly became two of the wildest races in the election.
Republicans walked away from their state convention with a sense of satisfaction that comes from delivering exactly what’s expected.
One opponent, Rep. Tim Walz, pledged to go on to a primary. State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s plans were unclear.
Why the state’s next AG could dramatically change the shape and priorities of the office.