In 2012, the DFL and 13 of its Senate candidates benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in falsely classified independent expenditures that in fact were paid for by the party.Read More »
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Kelly Fenton brought two distinct abilities to the table in Ted Lillie’s 2010 successful state senate campaign against incumbent DFLer Kathy Saltzman — a connection to the Woodbury community and the ability to craft a winning message, he said.Read More »
The sex offender task force's final recommendations emphasized the importance of separating the civil commitment process from the risk of political interference.
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Fenton, of Woodbury, said Monday that her last day as deputy chair will be Jan. 1. She is running for the House District 53B seat next fall after incumbent GOP Rep. Andrea Kieffer announced she would not seek re-election. Fenton initially said she would continue as deputy chairwoman during her run for the House.Read More »
Fenton announced Friday morning that she had registered to run for the House District 53B seat with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. That seat is currently held by GOP Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who recently announced she would not seek re-election in 2014.Read More »
Johnson, a Hennepin County Commissioner, and Ortman, a state senator from Chanhassen, placed first in candidate straw polls cast by Republican Party of Minnesota activists gathered at the National Sports Center in Blaine on Saturday. Johnson beat five other Republican candidates for governor with 35 percent of the vote, with state Sen. Dave Thompson coming in second with 27 percent of the vote.
Tagged with: Bron Scherer Chris Dahlberg Dave Thompson Harold Shudlick Jeff Johnson Jim Abeler Julianne Ortman Keith Downey Kurt Zellers Mart Seifert Mike McFadden Monti Moreno Republican Party of Minnesota Rob Farnsworth Scott HonourRead More »
Sitting in his St. Paul office overlooking the Minnesota state Capitol, Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey says there was a point in his life when, in his “wildest dreams,” he never would have imagined sitting at the helm of a state political party.Read More »
Capitol Report chatted with Johnson about his message on the stump, which he believes will appeal to the GOP base and more moderate Minnesotans, and how he plans to stand out in a growing field for governor.Read More »
Republicans have traditionally opposed Minnesota’s political contribution refund program, which was reinstated on Monday when the state’s new biennial budget took effect. In fact, it was GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty who successfully proposed scrapping the program four years ago. But despite their dislike for state-subsidized political contributions, Republican candidates and party units disproportionately benefited from the program during the two decades that it was in place.Read More »