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Bridging Politics: Gov Dayton & Rep Bachmann On Stillwater Bridge

Governor Mark Dayton and Representative Michele Bachmann Talk Stillwater Bridge Replacement

Politically they are about as far apart as the St. Croix river is wide. Representative Michele Bachmann and Governor Mark Dayton are trying to find a solution to the inadequate and aging bridge that goes from the Twin Cities metro area to the fast growing western Wisconsin region. Continue Reading →

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Ken Martin to Run for DFL Party Chair

Dayton Recount Director Ken Martin

Ken Martin, who served as Minnesota Governor-elect Mark Dayton’s recount director, announced today that he will run for the Democratic-Farm-Labor chairmanship. Current DFL chair Brian Melendez announced last week that he will not seek a fourth two-year term, following the party’s loss of the state house and senate in the Nov. 2 election. Continue Reading →

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How Obama Helped Dayton

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Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton’s (Democratic-Farm-Labor) recount director Ken Martin spoke to The UpTake about what President Obama’s October visit to Minneapolis on behalf of Dayton meant to the campaign — and how it suggested a tight race, despite certain polls showing Dayton with a nine percentage point lead at the time. Continue Reading →

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Dayton Recount Team Defends Integrity of Minnesota Election, Brings Elias On Board

Marc Elias during Coleman Franken Recount Dec. 23, 2008

A press release today from the Dayton recount team announced that it was filing a brief with the Minnesota Supreme Court to oppose the Republican petition. The Dayton team also announced that election protection attorney Marc Elias was being added to the ticket. Continue Reading →

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Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin Counties Call For Supreme Court To Dismiss GOP Challenge

Recount Central

Ramsey County today urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to dismiss the gubernatorial recount petition filed by the state’s Republican Party earlier this week that sought to correct alleged errors and omissions regarding the number of ballots counted in the Nov. 2 election. Continue Reading →

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