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Minnesota sees highest number of primary voters in over 3 decades

(KMSP) – Tuesday primary election in Minnesota saw the highest number of primary voters in more than three decades. According to Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, 902,119 people voted in the primary–the highest number of voters since 1982. Overall voter turnout was approximately 22.7 percent, which is the highest it has been since 1992. Statewide, 582,314 voters cast a ballot in the DFL primary and 319,807 cast…

Rep. Tim Walz Will Face Hennepin Co. Commissioner Jeff Johnson in MN Governor Race

MINNESOTA- (AP) Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor and will face Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson who defeated former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Walz leveraged his rural Minnesota connections and a geographically balanced ticket to defeat state Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson in Tuesday’s primary. Walz is leaving Congress after six…

Amy Klobuchar & Jim Newberger Face Off in MN Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar will face GOP State Rep. Jim Newberger of Becker in the race for Senate in the November election. Klobuchar is one of Minnesota’s most popular politicians, winning her first two terms by at least 20 percentage points. She has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2020. Newberger, a paramedic beat three other candidates Tuesday….

Report alleges MN AG Lori Swanson used government employees for campaign work

(KMSP) – According to an investigation by an online news organization, Attorney General Lori Swanson inappropriately used government employees to work on her campaigns. The allegations were published by the “Intercept,” an outlet that prides itself on what they call “adversarial journalism.” Meanwhile, the Swanson campaign argues it’s a solely an attempt to settle political scores. But at least one former employee in the…

DFL Endorsed MN AG Candidate Matt Pelikan Promotes Economic Opportunity

Matt Pelikan wants to enforce consumer laws, fight wage theft, and fight on behalf of immigrants and refugees

FARGO, N.D.–A DFL Attorney General candidate is making his way across the state of Minnesota! Matt Pelikan is a Northfield native and has worked as a private-practice attorney at a Minneapolis law office. Pelikan wants to enforce consumer laws, fight wage theft, promote unions, and fight on behalf of immigrants and refugees. As Attorney General, Pelikan says he plans to…

State Rep. Debra Hilstrom Says She’ll Focus on the Opioid Crisis, Health Care If Elected as MN’s AG

She says listening to the concerns of Minnesotans is key

MINNESOTA — State Representative Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center, Minn. says listening to the concerns of Minnesotans is key in her run for Attorney General. She says one of the main issues affecting people in the state is the opioid crisis and access to healthcare and medicine. She says she wants to make sure no person or organization is above the…

MN Gov. Candidate Lori Swanson Stands by Running Mate Rick Nolan Amid Staffer Controversy

Rep. Rick Nolan & MN Attorney General Lori SwansonMinnesota DFL governor candidate Lori Swanson stands by her running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan. The state Attorney General is being pressured by liberal groups to leave him off the ticket over the handling of his legislative director accused of sexual harassment. Minnpost reports Jim Swiderski was allowed to leave quietly rather than…

MN State Rep. Debra Hilstrom Touts Her Experience in Her AG Campaign

Three Republicans and four other Democrats are also running for the open seat

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  — After serving in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 18 years, State Rep. Debra Hilstrom says she’s ready for a change. Hilstrom announced her candidacy for Minnesota Attorney General on June 4th after Lori Swanson jumped into the race for governor. Hilstrom was a prosecutor for the Anoka County Attorney’s Office and resigned to start campaigning. Three Republicans…

DFL Endorsed Candidate for Governor Erin Murphy Visits Moorhead

Murphy was also endorsed by Gov. Mark Dayton

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota candidate for governor, State Representative Erin Murphy makes a stop in Moorhead to share her views with voters. Murphy just clinched the DFL’s endorsement. Her platform focuses on education, economic security and affordable health care. Murphy says she also recognizes the importance of the F–M Diversion Project and the impact it could have on Minnesotans’ farmland. Minnesota…

MN Congressman Keith Ellison Files to Run for AG, Shakes Up DFL Primary

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is not seeking reelection to his congressional seat, but will instead run for Minnesota Attorney General. He filed to run on Tuesday afternoon. The deadline to file to run for state office is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Ellison’s decision to run for attorney general is one of several late entries that will shake-up the DFL primary…