One opponent, Rep. Tim Walz, pledged to go on to a primary. State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s plans were unclear.
DFLer Tim Walz and GOP candidate Jeff Johnson won their parties’ preference polls. But the DFL also saw a record turnout for the caucuses. The GOP? Not so much.
Organizers are trying to translate the support Sanders got in Minnesota in 2016 into electoral influence — and setting their sights on the race for Minnesota governor.
The general election is more than a year away, but many of the 17 (!) candidates for governor are already crisscrossing the state, appealing to party activists, fine-tuning their message — and raising money.
For the first time in 30 years, a court is grappling with a case that could dramatically change the role of one of Minnesota’s constitutional officers.
“There were games being played,” State Auditor Rebecca Otto says of a bill that allows local governments to hire private firms to do the audits that her office now performs.
The Independence Party’s grasp on major party status is also on the bubble.
“This race came down to love versus money,’’ Otto told supporters Tuesday night. “Love still trumps money.’’
Wins by Jeff Johnson and U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden highlight an election that saw less than 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Well-known Democrat Matt Entenza has a shot to unseat incumbent State Auditor Rebecca Otto in the DFL primary. Why he wants to do so is another matter.
The proposed copper and nickel mining project is dividing pro-mining Democrats in northeastern Minnesota and environmentalists.
Just minutes before the deadline, former DFL House Minority Leader Matt Entenza files paperwork to challenge DFL State Auditor Rebecca Otto.
Gilbert tried for the GOP endorsement for auditor in 2010 but lost to Pat Anderson.