David Lillehaug

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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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Today’s UpTake: Emmer Withdraws Over 2,500 Frivolous Challenges


Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Tom Emmer and Mark Dayton’s legal teams convened at the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday morning to review thousands of frivolous ballot challenges made by the Emmer team during last week’s statewide recount. 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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Today’s UpTake: Rangel Ethics Hearings in D.C.


The UpTake is in Washington, D.C. today to broadcast the long-awaited ethics hearings against House of Representatives stalwart Charles Rangel. Tomorrow, you can also watch our full-day coverage of the “Give to the Max” day telethon in St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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Emmer, Minnesota Republicans Sue St. Louis and Pine Counties


At a Mark Dayton recount team press conference at the State Capitol earlier today, attorney David Lillehaug called the GOP effort “a fishing expedition” and insinuated that the Republicans were “trying to find the ball” in their effort to erase the 8,755-vote gap separating Dayton from Emmer. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Nonpartisan Groups Observe Recount


Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol to announce that they are organizing a non-partisan observation of the upcoming 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial recount. Continue Reading →

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