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The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010 – Paul Thissen

Perhaps not as familiar to voters as former Sen. Mark Dayton or Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Rep. Paul Thissen (D) is creating a buzz among progressives – as well as republicans and independents – and with good reason. Representing Legislative District 63A since 2002, he has chaired the Health and Human Services … Continue reading

Minneapolis Widows Appeal to DFLers

The Minneapolis Police Relief Association Political Fund has been sending out letters asking DFLers to “oppose the nomination of Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak as the DFL candidate for Governor.” The letter is signed by five widows of Minneapolis firefighters and police officers who were killed in the line of duty. The reason these women … Continue reading

The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010 – All Candidate Debate January 27, 2010

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 the Minnesota News Council and the League of Women Voters Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Newspaper Association, are sponsoring an all-candidate debate among this year’s Minnesota’s gubernatorial hopefuls. Candidates from all major parties were invited to participate, and 20 candidates from the Democratic, Republican and Independence parties have confirmed their … Continue reading

The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010 – Norm Coleman

After dragging Minnesotans through the most expensive senatorial race in history in 2008, it seems unlikely that former Senator Norm Coleman would expect voters to rally around him again. Yet, former Republican Rep. Vin Weber says “he’s certainly thinking about it” and claims that Coleman is “getting a lot of people telling him he ought … Continue reading

The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010 – November 24 DFL Debate Final Comments

On November 24, 2009 Minnesota’s DFL gubernatorial candidates met at the Hopkins Center for the Arts for a debate moderated by Tom Hauser of KSTP. The lineup included Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, former Sen. Mark Dayton, Ole Savior, State Sen. Tom Bakk, former State Rep. (and DFL Minority Leader) Matt Entenza, State Rep. / … Continue reading