by Charley Shaw
Published: April 2, 2010
Tags: 2010 legislative races, Bill Paulsen, Dean Mahlstedt, Debbie White, Erik Ogren, Gene Pelowski, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Jack Baker, John Howe, John Ward, Julie Bunn, Keith Downey, Kevin Dahle, Kevin Staunton, legislator endorsements, Mary Olson, Mike Piper, Paul Gazelka, Randy Wilson, Rhett Zenke, Rod Johnson, Ron Erhardt, Scott Newman, Steve Dille, Steve Murphy
The month of March witnessed several interesting endorsing conventions for state legislative seats. In many instances, the conventions sorted out who will carry their party’s banner in November. In other cases, the endorsed candidates are being challenged in a primary. Here’s a rundown of what occurred at some of the notable conventions from the month past.
Last month, we highlighted legislative incumbents who were facing intra-party challengers. Now, one of the DFLers on our list, Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona), doesn't have to worry anymore.
by Betsy Sundquist
Published: February 22, 2010
Tags: 2010 Minnesota Legislative Races, Bob Erickson, Bruce Hentges, Charles Miller, Cy Thao, Dan Severson, Dave Thompson, Dean Mahlstedt, Debbie Johnson, Debbie White, Don Arnosti, Gene Pelowski, Gregory Paquin, Jen Peterson, Jeremiah Ellis, Jessica Webster, Jim Vickerman, John Kriesel, John Pederson, Karla Bigham, Katie Hatt, Kim Hummel, Linda Higgins, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Marion Greene, Mark Ritchie, Marty Seifert, Mary Olson, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Mike Garber, Nathan Atkins, Pat Pariseau, Paul Gazelka, Paul Koering, Paul Thissen, Randal Wilson, Raymond Dehn, Rena Moran, Richard Cohen, Steve Dille, Tarryl Clark, Taylor Gronau, Taylor Stevenson, Theresa Stokes, Tim O'Driscoll, Tom Nordyke, Tony Schmitz
Eight Minnesota legislative incumbents -- five DFLers and three Republicans -- are facing challenges from members of their own parties this year, not counting six incumbents who have said that they aren't seeking re-election and have fellow party members lining up to succeed them.
AFSCME announces support for White's intra-party challenge in District 31A against DFL Rep. Pelowski
An intra-party battle is shaping up for DFLers in state House District 31A in the southeastern corner of Minnesota. Rep. Gene Pelowski, DFL-Winona, faces a challenge from Winona City Council member Debbie White, who is also a Democrat.