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Matt Entenza

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    September 16, 2010

    Mark Dayton leads Tom Emmer but Tom Horner surges in new poll

    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 >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Robyne Robinson says Entenza campaign got minorities voting

    It's over for Matt Entenza and Robyne Robinson​ By about 9:24 p.m., it was all over for the Matt Entenza campaign. Faces were long and tears were shed as Entenza conceded defeat in a gracious speech at his campaign headquarters in St. Paul Tuesday night. "It is with tremendous regret that I kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Dayton, Entenza, Kelliher debate for last time at the Fitz

    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 >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Tom Emmer trails all Democrats in KSTP/SurveyUSA poll

    Tom Emmer's behind again​If 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 >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Tom Emmer again trails Democrats, this time in Star Tribune poll

    Mark Dayton showed the widest lead over Tom Emmer in the Star Tribune poll​Republican 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza spend and barely lift a finger

    Matt Entenza just wrote his campaign a check for a cool $4 million​Remember 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 >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Margaret Anderson Kelliher raises $1 million, but burns through cash

    Photo: Nick VlcekMargaret Anderson Kelliher's burning through her cash​DFL-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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Slug endorses Matt Entenza for governor

    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 >>

  • News

    July 21, 2010

    Matt Entenza just might win

    DFL dark horse outspends rivals

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    July 21, 2010

    NOW MN endorsement WTF just AP reporter's goof (UPDATED)

    Remember when it seemed like the National Organization for Women picked a man for governor over Margaret Anderson Kelliher? Here's what really happened.

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    July 7, 2010

    Margaret Anderson Kelliher tax disclosure follows Dayton

    Photo: Nick VlcekThe Kellihers pulled in $143,968 last year​Following 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    National Organization for Marriage plans gay marriage ban road trip

    Photo: Micke LichtStop that. Stop that right now​The 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 >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Susan Gaertner endorses Matt Entenza for governor

    Sisterhood only goes so far​So much for the sisterhood. When DFLer Susan Gaertner dropped out of the governor's race, she said that one of her reasons was to try and clear a path for rival Margaret Anderson Keliher to make some history. "This is the closest Minnesota has yet to come to elec ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    12,000 Twin Cities nurses strike. Who's affected? [Video]

    ​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 >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Tom Emmer losing to all DFLers in new poll

    Tom Emmer's supporters cry foul​Republican 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 >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Matt Entenza's St. Paul campaign office burglarized

    ​Sometime between late Wednesday and early Thursday, burglars broke into DFL gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza's campaign office on University Avenue and made off with laptop computers, still and video cameras valued at about $3,000. St. Paul police said there are no suspects. Entenza spo ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Robyne Robinson turns Fox 9 into campaign commercial

    Lieutenant governor candidate denies conflict of interest

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    May 27, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Candidate Robyne Robinson on receiving "oral pleasure"

    Lt. Gov. Candidate Robyne Robinson: "You met a guy who actually likes 'giving oral pleasure' without being asked, and you let him get away?! There are many of your fellow co-eds shaking their heads in disbelief right now."​Whenever someone gets thrust into sudden political  prominence--say, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Fox 9 endorses Robyne Robinson for Lieutenant Governor [VIDEO]

    A sad sendoff to Robyne Robinson's career as a journalist​Going into last night's 9 p.m. broadcast--Robyne Robinson's signoff before leaving the pursue politics as Matt Entenza running mate--Fox 9 had ample warning of the potential for conflicts of interest.The day after Robinson admitted that she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Matt Entenza picks Robyne Robinson as running mate

    She's the one on the Greyhound bus​Ending 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    American Apparel butts in on Robyne Robinson's moment

    Robyne Robinson and Matt Entenza made official this morning what we told you Monday: they're running for office together. So far, the media roll-out has been anything but smooth, and this photo is no exception. The Entenza campaign couldn't get a shot from the front, so we could actually see the can ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Jason DeRusha's fake campaign enemies go negative (Video)

    Photo: PerfectPorridgeCould he win? Good question​Watching from the sidelines as Fox 9's Robyne Robinson draws a boat load of media buzz after being asked to be Matt Entenza's running mate in the governor's race, WCCO's Jason DeRusha weighed in yesterday with some humor. The Good Question man ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Rasmussen poll has Emmer, Kelliher, Dayton, Entenza tied up

    Via Rasmussen ReportsCheck out the number of undecideds before drawing any conclusions​Here's what Minnesota Republicans have after endorsing Tom Emmer for governor, barnstorming the state in a unity tour, and trying hard to co-opt the teabaggers: A tie. Rasmussen, the most GOP-friendly of na ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Robyne Robinson Twitter account is fake (UPDATED)

    UPDATE: Robinson's spokeswoman at l'etoile, Kate Iverson, is tweeting that the account is  fake. Oddly, l'etoile was among those that retweeted the apparently fake @RobyneRobinson herself earlier this morning: .bbpBox14709278463 {background:url(http://s.twimg.com/a/1273689250/ima ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Ethics Expert: Robyne Robinson should have retired early

    Robinson should have hastened her retirement, says ethics expert.​Monday morning, two days before Robyne Robinson's last day at Fox 9 News, word leaked to the press that the veteran anchor was considering a job as gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza's running mate. Robinson confirmed the ru ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Bridget Cusick, Matt Entenza press secretary, leaves the campaign (UPDATED)

    Cusick's successor says the staff shakeup has nothing to do with today's leak to the media.​Bridget Cusick, press secretary for DFL gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza, is leaving the campaign.When asked via twitter if her departure had anything to do with today's leak to the media that Entenza h ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Robyne Robinson silent on Entenza offer on Fox 9 [VIDEO]

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2010

    John Gunyou picked as Margaret Anderson Kelliher's running mate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Mark Dayton leads DFL race for governor. Margaret Anderson who?

    No messy DFL endorsement process for this guy​So, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Kelliher, Dayton stiff Floodwood 3rd-graders' schoolyard face-off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Kelliher, Dayton, Entenza, Horner targeted by anti-gay marriage agitators

    Anti-gay marriage forces characterize democracy in action as an imposition​That 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 >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Paul Thissen staffer moves to Team Entenza

    Team Entenza picks up former foe's staffer​Matt 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 >>

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    May 9, 2010

    Tom Horner wins IP endorsement

    The man in the middle​Tom Horner took home the Independence Party gubernatorial endorsement Saturday, officially securing the businessman and former Republican's place in the middle. And the middle is just where Horner wants to be. He's told reporters many times that he's in it to win it, no ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty's state of the state: Let the spin begin

    His speech was barely over before Democrats seeking his office took to the Internet offering instapunditry.

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    December 7, 2009

    R.T. Rybak launches campaign for governor

    The Minneapolis mayor kicks off his campaign for governor at the Varsity Theater.

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    November 20, 2009

    Minnesota Netroots tweets gubernatorial debate

    Public policy cheers and jeers in 140 characters or less.

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    May 4, 2009

    Rep. Ellison endorses Entenza for governor

    Ellison and Entenza attended law school together at the University of Minnesota and also served together in the Minnesota legislature.

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    October 27, 2006
  • News

    October 25, 2006

    Have You Seen Me?

    A law-and-order Christian conservative most people have never heard of tries to wrest the AG's office away from the DFL

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    October 2, 2006
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    August 31, 2006

    Campaign cash: Auditing the auditor candidates

    Challenger Rebecca Otto has raised more--and has more money--than incumbent state auditor Pat Anderson

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    When the Going Gets Weird

    Mike Hatch throws a bizarre—though hardly baseless—jab at the Star Tribune

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    Mattson endorses Solicitor General Lori Swanson for AG

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    Jennifer Mattson, left, the lawyer whose insurgent candidacy for attorney general last Sunday was one of a series of events that helped con ... More >>

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    July 18, 2006

    Entenza: former AG candidate, future house husband

    DFL attorney general endorsee Matt Entenza, under siege lately for his wife's HMO ties (first detailed in a January City Pages cover story, here) and the blowback from his dirt-digging against Mike Hatch, abruptly withdrew from the AG race this morning. The text of his statement appears below the ... More >>

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    July 17, 2006

    Mattson to challenge Entenza in DFL primary

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    Says Entenza's conflict of interest over his wife's position at United Health and his clandestine investigation of Hatch are dragging down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    7/17 Morning Communiqué

    Average British male spends five percent of income on beer and snacks, no third party love in North Carolina, MN student at Drake busted for making bogus driver's licenses, Mac developer bets Bill Gates, notice your nuts, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Running Scared

    Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    United He Stands

    In the past seven years the Minnesota attorney general's office has earned a rep as one of the country's toughest HMO watchdogs. So does it matter that Matt Entenza, the DFL's heir apparent to the job, is married to one of the most powerful executives in

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