The Great Minnesota Governor's Race 2010

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The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: EMMER CONCEDES

Overdue for many, surprisingly to some, Rep. Tom Emmer (R) has conceded the Minnesota governor’s race to former Sen. Mark Dayton this morning from Delano, Minn. Emmer said the journey [of running for governor] that started 17 months ago “was the best experience of our lives.” Throughout the campaign he was reminded of the goodness … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Preliminary Results

With 95.77% of precincts reporting, the vote stands at: Mark Dayton (DFL) – 901,981 votes – 43.67% Tom Emmer (teapartier) – 891,726 – 43.18% Tom Horner (running as an Independent) – 246,456 – 11.93% A recount will be automatically generated in this race. ___ In U.S. House races with 95.77% of precincts reporting, all incumbents … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Choices for Governor

One thing the “Choices for Governor” television ad supporting MN gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer (Tea Party Republican) says is true: “Minnesotans have choices have for governor.” After that first statement, the rest of the ad is an insulting oversimplification of issues that Minnesotans care deeply about. The ad continues, ” If you support Obama’s Healthcare plan… then your choices are Mark … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race: Primary Results (updated)

(For results of the 2010 Minnesota governor’s race, see here…) NOTES: 9:50 p.m.: Matt Entenza has conceded the race (reported by KARE-11 ). 9:57 p.m.: KSTP reports Tom Horner the IP winner and Tom Emmer the Republican winner. 11:30 p.m.: According to the Secretary of State, if there are 2,000 or fewer votes between Margaret … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Tom Horner, the Independent Republican

Tom Horner is running for governor on Minnesota’s Independence Party ticket, but is he really just a better Republican than what the tea party has to offer? A native Minnesotan, Horner signed on to work for Dave Durenberger in 1978, and was his press secretary and chief of staff until 1985. U.S. Sen. Durenberger was … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Tea Party / Republican Gubernatorial Candidates

Yes, there is more than one candidate running in Minnesota’s Republican Gubernatorial Primary. In fact, three Republicans are on the gubernatorial primary ticket in addition to tea partier Tom Emmer, who received the GOP endorsement earlier this year. Emmer became the most visible early on due, in part, to his controversial ties to an extremist … Continue reading

Minnesota’s DFL Primary Ticket

Minnesota’s DFL*  primary ticket is full of great incumbents who have received the DFL Party’s endorsement: REBECCA OTTO – State Auditor MARK RITCHIE – Secretary of State LORI SWANSON – Attorney General MARGARET ANDERSON-KELLLIHER- Governor (more on that race here) In addition to sample ballots and information on how to register to vote, the MN … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Pre-Primary Roundup

August 10, 2010 is Primary Day in Minnesota and, although it is a mid-term election year, it’s an extremely important year to vote. With  two Democrats challenging the DFL-endorsed candidate for governor and the tea party doing its best to infiltrate the GOP, some voters are still looking for clarification. Running for governor on the … Continue reading

Common Cause Speaks Out Against Corporate and Union Political Contributions

At a press conference July 27, 2010, the nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens’ lobbying group Common Cause called on corporations and unions in the state of Minnesota to pledge not to make political campaign contributions. Since the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 2010 ruling was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, the portion of the … Continue reading

The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010: Endorsed (and Other) Candidates

Last weekend the Minnesota DFL Party endorsed Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson-Kelliher for governor. Her running mate will be endorsed on May 23, 2010 at the DFL State Central Committee meeting. Although former Sen. Mark Dayton and former Rep. Matt Entenza will run against Anderson-Kelliher in the democratic primary on August 10, the DFL-endorsed … Continue reading