The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>
Congressman Jim Graves didn't work out. Mayor Jim Graves? People close to the hotel magnate are reportedly telling him they like the ring of that.SEE ALSO: Jim Graves: The City Pages interviewCiting "reliable information," the Minnesota Progressive Project's Dan Burns writes that Graves is "being e ... More >>
The Matt Entenza gubernatorial campaign has been full of WTF moments. Remember, this is the guy who picked a FOX 9 news anchor/jewelry entrepreneur to be his running mate. Then there was that false report that the Minnesota faction of the National Organization for Women endorsed Entenza over Marga ... More >>
Dayton's wagon rolls into Drinking Liberally tonightHere's an awkward campaign event: DFL candidate Mark Dayton, a self-described recovering alcoholic, will be taking his stump speech into the belly of the beast, at the 331 Club bar for tonight's Drinking Liberally event.Dayton is the last Democr ... More >>
Mark Dayton dropped big donations on Planned Parenthood and MinnPostMark Dayton, one of three candidates running in the DFL primary election, released his tax records to reporters today. Dayton earned $172,475 in 2009, according to the records. The overwhelming bulk of the income -- $166,88 ... More >>
The poll that piqued Republicans showed their candidate for governor losing groundThe Republican Party of Minnesota has failed in its effort to nail IP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate -- and former Republican -- Tom Horner for shady politicking. An administrative law judge ruled yesterday t ... More >>
Tom HornerIPer Tom Horner has named Jim Mulder as his running mate in the 2010 governor's race, adding another layer of former-Republican wonkishness, and outstate expertise, to his campaign. Among a laundry list of public policy initiatives, Mulder spent the last two decades as executive di ... More >>
Image via Dayton for GovernorYvonne Prettner SolonFormer DFL U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has named Duluth State Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon as his running mate in the 2010 race for the governor's office. "I am very proud to introduce the woman I believe will be Minnesota's next Lieutenant Govern ... More >>
The next lieutenant governor?Former Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson is considering being Democrat Matt Entenza's running mate in the race for governor in 2010, according to campaign sources who have discussed the pick with Entenza's staff. Kate Iverson, Robyne's publicist, confirms that En ... More >>
Robyne Robinson appeared on her regular Fox 9 news spot at 5 p.m. today, but she made no comment on gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza's offer for Robinson to be his running mate -- even during a story about DFL candidates' running mate picks. When asked about Robinson anchoring tonight during ... More >>
Fox 9 acknowledged that departing anchor Robyne Robinson is considering an offer to be the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza during tonight's 9 p.m. broadcast.Co-anchor Jeff Passolt referenced Robinson's unique position during a story about Entenza Press Secretary Bridget Cusick ... More >>
House Majority Leader Tony Sertich promised a balanced budget by sunrise. Turns out, he was closeLadies and gentlemen, it looks like we have a deal. The Minnesota House and Senate have both passed a compromise budget bill that Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he will sign. If he does, it heads off th ... 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 >>
Team Entenza picks up former foe's stafferMatt Entenza, one of three candidates left in the DFL gubernatorial primary race, just plucked a staffer from former opponent Paul Thissen. Pam McCrory worked as a field organizer for Thissen, a.k.a. the statehouse's resident boy genius, before Thiss ... More >>
Emmer breaks early, but it's a long race.The freshly Republican-endorsed Tom Emmer has already taken a lead over his DFL and Independence party opponents in the race to the governor's mansion, according to a SurveyUSA poll paid for by KSTP. In hypothetical races between all three potential D ... More >>
Here's the list, organized in alphabetical order by party affiliation. It's a work in progress.
Thoughts or comments? Send 'em our way. We'll be updating the list as candidates come and go.
A new Rasmussen poll also finds that another former Senator, Mark Dayton, now leads the Democratic field.
Just two days after winning reelection as Minneapolis mayor, R.T. Rybak appears to have his sights on higher office.
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced her intentions and said she has filed the paperwork needed to run.
The Taxpayer's League released their 2009 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard and guess who they gave a standing ovation to?
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.
KSTP's latest SurveyUSA poll looks at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's chances against a current list of Democrats hoping to overtake him in the 2010 race for governor.
The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol
Is the debate over genetically modified crops being nipped in the bud at the state capitol?