Nick VlcekMAK attack on the technology industry.Margaret Anderson Kelliher will not be unemployed come January. The outgoing Minnesota House Speaker landed a job as president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, a non-profit that advocates for the state's technology industry.
Mark Dayton leads the governor's race, but not by much.Democrat Mark Dayton has the edge over Republican Tom Emmer in the latest statewide poll conducted ahead of the November election for governor. But his margin is narrow. And Independence Party candidate Tom Horner gained a lot of ground ... More >>
Mark Dayton isn't quite the DFL nominee yet.You might have thought you would go to bed last night or at least wake up this morning knowing who won the DFL primary for governor. But this is Minnesota, where we like to take our sweet time with elections.All indications are that former senator M ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekKelliher wouldn't give up the fight, despite what the polls said. Update: Margaret Anderson Kelliher conceded defeat to Mark Dayton late this morning. "In Minnesota we value every person's voice and count every person's vote. And that's what happened this election," she said ... More >>
MAKForGovernor.comKelliher calls it quits.After refusing to close the books on her primary race last night, Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced this morning that she is conceding the DFL governor's race to Mark Dayton."In Minnesota we value every person's voice and count every person's vote. And ... More >>
TheUptake videoThe DFL candidates: These people want your vote It's down to the wire for Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza, and Margaret Anderson Kelliher. The three DFL candidates debated last night, their last appearance together before Tuesday's primary. If you still haven't decided, maybe this video ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekWhat's the correlation with Twin Cities hip-hop artists and the Matt Entenza/ Robyne Robinson gubernatorial ticket? A couple of weeks ago, Sean Daley -- a.k.a Slug from Atmosphere -- released a Youtube video endorsing Entenza, one of three DFL candidates running for next we ... More >>
Tom Emmer's behind againIf Tom Emmer's support from Target and other Minnesota corporations is helping him in the race for governor, it isn't showing yet. Once again, a statewide poll shows the Republican playing second fiddle to each of the three DFL candidates: Margaret Anderson Kelliher, M ... More >>
Mark Dayton showed the widest lead over Tom Emmer in the Star Tribune pollRepublican candidate for governor Tom Emmer has again come up with the short end of the stick in a statewide poll compared to his Democratic rivals. A Star Tribune poll released over the weekend shows Mark Dayton, Marga ... More >>
Matt Entenza just wrote his campaign a check for a cool $4 millionRemember a few months ago when Matt Entenza and Mark Dayton said they would be willing to spend millions of dollars from their own fortunes on their gubernatorial campaigns? Looks like they weren't kidding. This week's campaign ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekMargaret Anderson Kelliher's burning through her cashDFL-endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher says her gubernatorial campaign has raised almost a cool $1 million so far in 2010. But while the figure sounds like a lot of dough, but the fact is that Team Kelliher currently only ... More >>
DFL dark horse outspends rivals
Remember when it seemed like the National Organization for Women picked a man for governor over Margaret Anderson Kelliher? Here's what really happened.
Tom Emmer has some ground to make up.A new poll released by Fox 9/Rasmussen suggests that Minnesotans support any Democrat in the race for governor over Republican Tom Emmer. He trails in hypothetical match-ups againstDFLers Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza. Indepen ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekThe Kellihers pulled in $143,968 last yearFollowing Mark Dayton's lead, DFL-endorsed gubernatorial candidateMargaret Anderson Kelliher released her 2009 tax records yesterday afternoon. Filing jointly, Kelliher and her husband, David Kelliher, earned $143,968 in adjusted gros ... More >>
Photo: Minnesota SenateThe senator won special fishing protections for a lake at which he owns a cabinSo state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary gets language inserted into an omnibus game and fish bill in the waning days of the legislative session in St. Paul; he wants additional measures to protect th ... More >>
Photo: Micke LichtStop that. Stop that right nowThe National Organization for Marriage, an anti-gay marriage group, has announced a 6,000-mile, 23-state road trip by bus aimed at informing scaring folks about the evil conspiracy to force same-sex marriage on us poor, unsuspecting trolls. And, ... More >>
In what may be the largest ever strike of its kind, 12,000 Twin Cities nurses have walked off the job at 14 area hospitals in a 24-hour strike over pay, pensions and staffing ratios. Outside Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, they greeted the day with a rendition of "Amazing Grace." The hos ... More >>
Kelliher has a lot of hands to shake between now and August.Gubernatorial hopeful Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced plans yesterday to spend the latter part of this week touring rural Minnesota towns, a step toward hurdling what experts say might be her campaign's biggest obstacle: name re ... More >>
Tom Emmer's supporters cry foulRepublican candidate for governor Tom Emmer trails all three of his potential DFL opponents -- Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza -- in a new poll released today by Decision Resources and published in the Pioneer Press. Emmer supporters ar ... More >>
Photo: Stephen StephensThe right pick?As DFLer Matt Entenza rolled out Robyne Robinson as his his running mate in the 2010 governor's race last week, we winced. Robinson got to boost her own profile on Fox 9 in the waning days of her employment, stomp all over journalism ethics by playing bo ... More >>
She's the one on the Greyhound busEnding a week of wild web buzz, DFL candidate for governor Matt Entenza has picked former Fox 9 anchorwoman Robyne Robinson as his running mate. And as promised, he made the announcement via Twitter: "It's my distinct pleasure to announce Robyne Robinson @ro ... More >>
MAK faces her toughest test yet, but could make history
Kelliher hopes Gunyou will appeal to the middle.It's official: Former Minnesota finance commissioner John Gunyou will be named DFL-endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher's gubernatorial running mate this afternoon, according to reports. Gunyou served as finance commissioner during the Gov. Arne ... More >>
Gunyou criticized Pawlenty's no-tax mantraBacked by an entourage of family members and fellow politicians, DFL-endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher confirmed rumors this afternoon that she has plucked Minnetonka city manager John Gunyou as her running mate in the gubernatorial race. In introd ... More >>
No messy DFL endorsement process for this guySo, Margaret Anderson Kelliher has to be scratching her head a little bit this morning. She spent a boatload of energy and political capital winning the DFL endorsement to run for governor, and now she's playing second fiddle to former U.S. Sen. Ma ... More >>
Matt Entenza says he's ready for a schoolyard face-off.A class of ambitious third-graders has invited candidates running in the 2010 Minnesota governor's race to debate Friday at their school in Floodwood, Minn. Floodwood is a small town northwest of Duluth. While it's probably not a schedul ... More >>
Anti-gay marriage forces characterize democracy in action as an impositionThat didn't take long. The nominating conventions are over. The Legislature has wrapped up business. The November elections are the Next Big Thing on the political calendar. Must be time for out-of-state right wingers ... More >>
Kelliher and Dayton jabbed for missing votesGubernatorial candidates Tom Emmer and Margaret Anderson Kelliher are both taking jabs for missing votes this week at the Legislature. Mark Dayton, one of three candidates vying for the DFL primary, called out Republican-endorsed Emmer this morning ... More >>
Leith Anderson, Tim Pawlenty's pastorThe Rev. Leith Anderson, pastor at Wooddale Church in Edina -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's church -- and president of the National Association of Evangelicals, is part of a growing movement among Christian conservatives criticizing Arizona's new and controversial ... More >>
Following through as promised and predicted, GOP Gov. Pawlenty vetoed the budget-balancing package approved by the DFL-controlled Legislature yesterday because it raises taxes. Both sides now have until Monday to come up with some sort of compromise to avoid a nearly $3 billion deficit. He ... More >>
Tom Emmer, hockey dadSarah Palin picked a winner: Republican state Rep. Tom Emmer won the his party's endorsement for the Minnesota's governor's race on Friday. Palin, who quit her own job as Aaska's governor after a failed shot at the vice presidency, had chimed in just before the conventio ... More >>
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak tells the Democratic Farm Labor Party "it's time to come together to support Margaret Anderson Kelliher for governor."
Margaret Anderson Kelliher accept the DFL endorsement to run for governor of Minnesota in 2010.
As if responding to R.T. Rybak's call for the remaining DFL candidates opposing Margaret Anderson Kelliher to drop out of the race for governor, Susan Gaertner announced the end of her campaign for the seat today. She declined to make an endorsement. Gaertner was one of three DFL contenders ... More >>
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Here's what we know so far, including number of votes, and percentage of votes.
Thissen's campaign manager says a recent e-mail from Kelliher is a little too similar to what they've been saying all along.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher's campaign for governor and the DFL party are getting a $24,000 slap on the wrist.
Is there no end to the ways in which political junkes will parse data and read tea leaves?
The Minneapolis mayor kicks off his campaign for governor at the Varsity Theater.
Public policy cheers and jeers in 140 characters or less.
Be prepared for all sorts of "aw-shucks" state fair jokes that will surely have your food baby rolling.
That's right, a badass who is one of the few representatives able to milk a dairy cow.
Tpaw dismantles good government, 140 characters at a time.