Since Gov. Mark Dayton signed the gay marriage bill into law Tuesday, same-sex couples around the state have already begun planning their weddings, many hoping to wed the day the law goes into effect on Aug. 1. But those couples looking to be among the very first to legally marry in Minnesota mig ... More >>
This afternoon, the Minnesota Senate followed the House and approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage with a 37-30 vote.HAPPENING TOMORROW: Love is the Law concert celebrating marriage equality announced Gov. Mark Dayton is reportedly wasting little time and planning to sign the legislation into ... More >>
This afternoon, the House approved marriage equality by a 75 -59 vote. Sixty-eight votes were needed for passage.SEE ALSO: Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megafails [VIDEO]The Senate plans to take up a companion bill on Monday. If it also wins appr ... More >>
Zygi Wilf is very excited to be doing business with you, Minnesota.Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings owner and official mustache, knows business strategy. He also knows football bravado. Lesson one: Never show weakness. Even when you're out of leverage on a deal, or doctors have stapled your arm to yo ... More >>
The Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton keep stumbling toward a possible government shutdown on July 1, and now the governor has submitted a list state services deemed essential--and who should keep working despite the shutdown. The list encompasses about 13,000 workers providing core services to 2 ... More >>
Mark Dayton supports unions in Wisconsin.Gov. Mark Dayton told about 1,000 pro-union demonstrators in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday that he'd block any attempt by Republican legislators to pass a union-busting bill similar to the one raising a ruckus in Wisconsin. That bill, being pushed by ... More >>
Dayton offers a plan that calls for new taxes.After nixing the Legislature's proposed $900 million in budget cuts last week with his veto pen, Gov. Mark Dayton submitted his own proposal today for balancing the state's budget, complete with a promised tax hike on the wealthiest among us.
Mark Dayton meets the press today.Congress passed health care reform. But in Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty said we couldn't have it. Today, making good on campaign promises, Mark Dayton said that we can. And his two executive orders can't be stopped by the new Republican-controlled Legisl ... More >>
Arranging deck chairs on the Titanic?Tom Emmer's Team Frivolous did the right thing Saturday, withdrawing almost 2,600 frivolous challenges to recounted ballots in Hennepin County. On Sunday, the Great Withdrawal continued as they took similar action on the work of their overzealous troops i ... More >>
Mark Dayton's roughly 9,000-vote lead has not changed.Tom Emmer's still losing the recount in the governor's race, but he's not conceding anything to Mark Dayton. Instead, with the recount nearing completion and the outcome still favoring Dayton by almost 9,000 votes, he demanded today the t ... More >>
Mark Dayton, left, still leads Tom Emmer.Tom Emmer lost his state Supreme Court challenge in the governor's race recount last week. And by the end of the day on Monday, as the hand count got under way, he was still losing to Mark Dayton. In fact, the Secretary of State's office added another ... More >>
Update: No change. Dayton leads.Ramsey County, the second most populous county in the state, has audited its Election Day ballots. As with Hennepin County last week, each candidate has picked up a thimble-full of support. That means the overall results are the same. Dayton is ahead of Republ ... More >>
Not the clear favorite after all.MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race. Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.
Dayton, left, jumps out to an early lead.Maybe you were expecting to wake up and see that either Mark Dayton or Tom Emmer was your new governor? Sorry. It looks like 2008 deja vu all over again. The governor's race entered automatic recount territory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Al ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty: Is this guy the problem?Is outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty proving to be a drag on Republican Tom Emmer's campaign for the governor's mansion? Public Policy Polling's Tom Jensen asks that in the wake of his survey released over the weekend giving Democrat Mark Dayton a 43-40 percen ... More >>
Why the glaring gap between pollsters?Talk about whiplash. Three polls this past week have given Democrat Mark Dayton a solid lead in the governor's race. But a KSTP/SurveyUSA poll released late yesterday shows Republican Tom Emmer within a single percentage point of his rival.
A bad year for Democrats, but maybe not for Mark Dayton.Conventional wisdom has it that this is going to be a tough election cycle for Democrats around the country, but the Minnesota governor's race may be shaping up to buck the trend. Two polls in under a week have now given DFLer Mark Dayt ... More >>
Emmer, right, trails again.Two polls in two days maintain the trend: Democrat Mark Dayton is leading Republican Tom Emmer in the governor's race as Election Day approaches. And these most recent results put Dayton's lead outside the margin of error.
Dayton leads, but within the margin of error.Rasmussen Reports, the most GOP-friendly of the major pollsters, is out with another survey this morning that shows Democrat Mark Dayton leading Republican Tom Emmer in the governor's race.
Mark Dayton rumors: Where's the beef?Here's the essence of the mysterious documents that suddenly landed in the hands of a select batch of Minnesota journalists' mailboxes last week: A phantom author relaying an unproven rumor from an anonymous source, based on a third unidentified source, ... More >>
Mark Dayton was the victim of a smear campaignThe smear campaign against Mark Dayton began bubbling up last week--just in time, a callous political strategist might reason, to tip a tight Governors race.Last week Fox9 dedicated a segment to the scurrilous allegation--simultaneously sent to mult ... More >>
Mark Dayton has a phantom mistress. Or not.Minnesota Republicans want you to believe that Democrat Mark Dayton had an affair with a former staffer in 1998, and paid her off to boot. They don't have any proof of this. But they have a carefully orchestrated campaign centered on mysterious docu ... More >>
Mark Dayton gets help from Tom HornerFor the second time in one week, a new statewide poll shows Democrat Mark Dayton pulling ahead of Republican Tom Emmer in the race for governor. And this time he has a double-digit lead. The numbers from the just-released MPR/Humphrey Institute poll also ... More >>
Clinton parachutes in tonight to help Dayton raise campaign cash.Mark Dayton has written himself some pretty big checks during his campaign for the governor's office, so he's probably pretty happy to have former President Bill Clinton in town tonight to help raise some cash from other people' ... More >>
Mark Dayton scores another law-and-order win.The 900-member strong Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is moving from the red to the blue column, announcing today that it was endorsing Democrat Mark Dayton for governor.
Not a doctored photoArtist's representation of proposed GOP tracker t-shirtsMinnesota Republicans unveiled a very odd response to DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton's recent whining about "trackers" showing up at his rallies brandishing Flip videos.The Grand Old Party is using Ye Olde Gag T- ... 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 >>
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: 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 >>
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 >>
DFL dark horse outspends rivals
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 former senator plans to visit all 87 Minnesota counties in 87 days following his Wednesday announcement.
A new Rasmussen poll also finds that another former Senator, Mark Dayton, now leads the Democratic field.
Dayton is one of 11 Democrats seeking the governorship. We'll see how this plays out.
Power Line blogger says "news" about gubernatorial candidate's alcoholism, depression is anything but.
Coleman and Dayton partner up to bring home the bacon
Taking a page from Norm Coleman's playbook
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
A key hire by the Dayton campaign marks the start of the gubernatorial sweepstakes
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