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Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach Discusses Goals as a Team with Governor Candidate Tim Pawlenty

Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach, who is Tim Pawlenty’s running mate, also made a stop in the metro ahead of the primary. Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration. Fischbach says as a team, she and Pawlenty are focused on…

Johnson Discusses What He Would Do as Governor for Minnesota Ahead of the Primary Election

He says the state of Minnesota takes too much money from people for taxes so dialing those back would be his number one priority

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is talking about what he would do as governor of Minnesota, just one day before Tuesday’s Primary Election. Johnson, who has the backing of the Republican Party and was the 2014 nominee for governor, says there are two major things he would focus on if elected. He says the state of Minnesota takes too much…

MN Gov. Candidate Tim Pawlenty Reaches Out to Voters in Moorhead

He met everyone at the Fryn' Pan

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty stops by the Moorhead Fryn’ Pan to meet voters. Pawlenty also went to Fergus Falls and Alexandria to find out what issues mattered the most to Minnesotans. The primaries on August 14 decides whether Pawlenty or, Hennepin County City Commissioner and GOP endorsed Jeff Johnson will represent the Republican party in the…

MN AG Lori Swanson Stops in Moorhead in Campaign for Governor

Lori Swanson and running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan stopped by at the Courtyard by Marriott

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson makes a stop at Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead as part of her tour around the state to kick off her campaign for governor. Swanson and her running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan who is retiring from Congress, talked about their plans for Minnesota. Swanson says she’ll focus on healthcare, the F–M Diversion Project,…

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…

Gov. Candidate Tim Pawlenty, Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach Visit Moorhead

He's up against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, democrat Erin Murphy and GOP endorsement Jeff Johnson

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Pawlenty and running mate, current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, made a stop in Moorhead this morning. If elected, Pawlenty and Fischbach say they will focus on things like changing the taxes on social security benefits and making sure the F–M Diversion project doesn’t result in Minnesota farmers’ land being completely flooded. Pawlenty is running…

Erin Murphy Picks Erin Maye Quade As Her Running Mate

Murphy Was Endorsed By The DFL Saturday To Run For Governor of Minnesota

Rep. Erin Maye Quade (third from left) Rep. Erin Murphy (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — State Rep. Erin Murphy has named Rep. Erin Maye Quade as her running mate as she heads toward a primary in her bid for governor. Murphy was endorsed by Democratic activists in Rochester Saturday. She defeated U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who has indicated he’ll…

GOP Convention Wraps Up in Minnesota: Latest on the Nominations

EARLIER TODAY, THE G–O–P ENDORSED JEFF JOHNSON  FOR GOVERNOR...

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Republican Party  wrapped up their convention in Duluth. Earlier today, the GOP endorsed Jeff Johnson for Governor and candidates for the state’s constitutional offices. “Are we a party of the political class, the wealthiest donors, the lobbyists, or are we a party of grass roots republicans?” Johnson said. The Minnesota GOP endorsed Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff…

2018 Minnesota DFL Nominations: State Rep. Erin Murphy Endorsed for Governor

That left state Rep. Erin Murphy and U.S. Rep Tim Walz in the race

MINNESOTA — A back and forth evening for democrats down in Rochester as they take six rounds to select representative Erin Murphy as their endorsement for the state’s top office. She won by acclimation which is overwhelming vocal support. It has been a day filled with a lot of ups and downs. Before voting began, delegates heard from all 3…

Tim Pawlenty taps Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach as running mate

Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach(KMSP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he has tapped current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach to be his running mate in the 2018 election. Fischbach, a Republican from Paynesville, served in the Minnesota Senate for 22 years, including two terms as President of the Senate, before she was elevated to the role of Lieutenant Governor when Gov. Mark Dayton…