Brother Ali has breakfast with Gary Schiff.Brother Ali wants you to know that he's not giving up his day job for politics, even though he's been lending his time of late to politicians like Mayor R.T. Rybak, congressman Keith Ellison and gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Add Cyndy Brucato to the list of prominent Twin Cities television news anchors relinquishing their anchor duties this year. As noted earlier, WCCO's Don Shelby is retiring, and Fox 9's Robyne Robinson is running for lieutenant governor. Brucato says she's staying at her post through the Stat ... 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 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 >>
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This morning, we reported that a new Twitter account had emerged purportedly operated by Robyne Robinson, outgoing-Fox 9 News anchor and potential running mate for gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza. Questions about the legitimacy of that account arose after this tweet about City Pages editor Kev ... More >>
Outgoing-Fox 9 News anchor Robyne Robinson was noticeably absent from her regular spot on the 5 p.m. news today. In her stead sat Fox's Marni Hughes. Her fellow anchors did not address why Robinson was AWOL during the broadcast (her last day is supposed to be tomorrow), but the Pioneer Press's Amy ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The well-liked brainiac is quickly turning from race's darkhorse to its thoroughbred
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
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.
Whether or not Mike Hatch takes Lori Swanson up on her offer to come work with her, and for her, the Attorney General's office is in good hands.
Of all the weird curves primary voters could have thrown last night, the respective Republican and DFL races for Attorney General top the list. Who would have predicted that perennial candidate Sharon Anderson would score a higher percentage of her party's votes on the Republican side than DFL endor ... More >>
The DFL primary for Attorney General is shaping up as a two-person contest, but it will be Kelley and Swanson instead of Kelley and Luther as the serious candidates.
Given that both are from the same party, and that Entenza is now running to replace Hatch while Hatch moves on to run against Governor Tim Pawlenty, Entenza's motivation for the surreptitious investigation seems on the surface to be a real head-scratcher.
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