When the throng of observers showed up at Ramsey County District Court on Thursday morning, filling the court of Judge Kathleen Gearin and spilling into the hallway outside the chamber’s open doors, most felt confident that Gearin would concoct some variation on the shutdown operations plan created by the courts in 2005 -- and that, by day’s end, they would know in general terms what gets funded in a shutdown and what does not.
Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is getting on the air before November, when she will face Republican attorney Chris Barden in the polls.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: July 28, 2010
Tags: 2010 constitutional officer races, Chris Barden, Dan Severson, Lori Swanson, Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Attorney General, Minnesota Secretary of State, Minnesota state auditor, Pat Anderson, Rebecca Otto
Out of the three DFL constitutional officers in Minnesota, it was Attorney General Lori Swanson who raised the most money in her re-election bid, taking in $141,000 with $203,000 in the bank.
DFL Chair Melendez criticized the candidates endorsed tonight at the GOP state convention to run for secretary of state and attorney general. Both offices are currently held by DFLers.
After years of unsuccessful tries and despite opposition from unexpected quarters, Minnesota became the 23rd U.S. state (along with the federal government and the District of Columbia) to enact a false claims law when the measure passed as part of the omnibus state government finance bill and Gov. Tim Pawlenty spared it his veto pen [...]
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson should be happy that Mike Kaszuba‘s Sunday Star Tribune story about her office came on the eve of the first week of serious budget movement at the Capitol. Yet even amid the suddenly furious pace of legislative goings-on–"Hell Week!" in the pronouncement of one House DFLer who scurried past me [...]