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Sec Of State Candidate Severson Apparently Confused On Absentee Ballot Law

Dan Severson

Minnesota Republican endorsed secretary of state candidate Dan Severson claims the new “no-excuse” absentee ballot legislation which allows any registered voter to absentee vote without an excuse specifically excludes military personnel from this privilege, requiring them to provide an excuse. The secretary of state office says Severson is wrong. Continue Reading →

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Franken Gets Laughs In Debate With McFadden – Video Highlights

Senator Al Franken At Duluth Debate

If there’s one number Mike McFadden wants you to remember it’s 97. If there’s one thing Senator Al Franken wants you to remember is that a survey found Ted Cruz is the most non-partisan Senator. Yes, the same Ted Cruz who led the charge to shutdown the U.S. government. Confused? Watch the video and you’ll get it. Continue Reading →

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Sharp Differences In St. Cloud Legislative Candidates Debate – Full Video

Rep. Zachary Dorholt is the DFL candidate in 14B. He is running against Republican challenger Jim Knoblach.

Rep. Zachary Dorholt is a speck of blue in the sea of red that is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s district. He is the only Democrat in Minnesota’s legislature from that conservative area. As you might expect, he and his Republican opponent Jim Knobloch differ on many issues. But will Dorholt win a second term in conservative land? Continue Reading →

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Jeff Johnson Complains About Gov Dayton Supporting Unions – Full Press Conference

Jeff Johnson

Candidate for Minnesota Governor Jeff Johnson holds a news conference to complain about Governor Mark Dayton’s support for unions. Union support helped Dayton win election in 2010. Dayton supported and signed a bill that is allowing child care and home health care workers to unionize. Johnson calls that political payback. Continue Reading →

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GOP Endorsed Candidate Files Complaint Against Her Own Party

Republican endorsed Minnesota Supreme Court justice candidate Michelle MacDonald talks about the complaint she is filing against her own party.

A Republican intraparty squabble is getting more heated, and more public, as a GOP endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Supreme Court filed a complaint against the party’s executive committee in a dispute stemming from a drunk driving charge she is facing. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Independence Party Ignoring Its U.S. Senate Candidate – But He Won’t Go Away

Independence Party Booth State Fair

Republicans aren’t the only major party with strife over who can appear at its Minnesota State Fair booth. As Republican-endorsed Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald and her party battle over whether she can campaign at the GOP state fair booth, a few blocks away the Independence Party is facing a similar issue. Continue Reading →

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Franken And McFadden To Debate Three More Times Before Election

Al Franken & Mike McFadden

Senator Al Franken’s campaign announced today that there will be three more debates between Democrat Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden before the November election, bringing the total number of debates the two will have to four. McFadden had asked for six debates. Continue Reading →

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Democrats Turn Up Heat On McFadden Cheaper Chinese Steel Comment

Reps Jason Metsa and Carly Melin hold news conference in Duluth denouncing Mike McFadden's support of using cheaper Chinese steel to build the Keystone pipeline

Minnesota Democrats are trying to turn a comment about steel from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden into a major campaign issue to unite Iron Range residents against him — something that could help the DFL in other races as well. Continue Reading →

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DFL Chair Blasts Fellow Democrat Entenza For Trying To “Buy” Election

DFL Party Chair Ken Martin offers a post-primary view of Matt Entenza and Republicans

“You had a guy who spent, you know, 675 thousand dollars to try to buy a auditor’s seat and he went up against the party endorsement and the party won.” — DFL Party Chair Ken Martin on Matt Entenza’s failed bid for State Auditor. Continue Reading →

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Minimum Wage Earners Should Aspire To A Better Job Says MN GOP Gubernatorial Primary Winner

Jeff Johnson talks to press after winning Minnesota's GOP Gubernatorial primary

“The minimum wage should not be what anybody aspires to, they should aspire to a career. They should aspire to a job that allows them to raise a family. The minimum wage won’t do that.” — Jeff Johnson, Republican Candidate For Minnesota Governor. Continue Reading →

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In A Reversal, McFadden Appears To Agree To Use U.S. Steel For Keystone Pipeline

Mike McFadden

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden may have shifted his position on the Keystone pipeline after taking heat from Minnesota labor groups. Last week he told The UpTake it would be OK to use cheaper chinese steel to build the yet-to-be-approved Keystone pipeline. Continue Reading →

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