The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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Minnesota Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives

DECEMBER 2010

Dayton plans public signing of Medicaid order (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/30/10)
Pawlenty laments about not running for a third term (MN Progressive Project, 12/30/10)
GOP to focus on businesses in St. Paul (St. Cloud Times, 12/30/10)
A new legislature: GOP against big bonding bill, but leaves door open (Capitol Chatter, 12/30/10)
Metro/outstate disparities loom large in face of deficit (Politics in MN, 12/29/10)
As 2011 session nears, GOP leaders take hard line on budget (Politics in MN, 12/29/10)
Pledges aside, partisan showdowns loom at Capitol (MPR News, 12/29/10)
Opinion: Another recount shows MN’s voting system is sound (Pioneer Press, 12/29/10)
Dayton talks appointments, bonding, Republicans and Vikings stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/29/10)
A bumpy legislative ride looms (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/29/10)
Audio: A polarized MN could see more tight election races (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/27/10)
Opinion: Local aid key to low property taxes (St. Cloud Times, 12/26/10)
Editorial: Ramp up state reform efforts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/25/10)
A look at Dayton’s inner circle (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/25/10)
Pawlenty says no cronyism involved when he bypassed process in judicial appt (MinnPost, 12/23/10)
Pawlenty’s bypass pick for judge was lawyer for MN Family Council (Minnesota Independent, 12/23/10)
GOP lawmaker: Medicaid expansion’s cost ‘a wash’ for state (Politics in MN, 12/23/10)
The great poll scam, Part XIII: Reality swings and misses (Shot in the Dark, 12/23/10)
Pawlenty record speaks for itself (mnpACT!, 12/23/10)
Opinion: A train to Chicago? Not so fast (Pioneer Press, 12/22/10)
This old house – MN Capitol in extreme need of repairs (Politics in MN, 12/22/10)
Census: Minnesota to keep 8 seats in US House (Bloomberg, 12/22/10)
Jousting over redistricting to begin soon (MN Progressive Project, 12/22/10)
Pawlenty exit interviews (MN Progressive Project, 12/22/10)
Pawlenty lies about the deficit he’s leaving behind (MN Progressive Project, 12/22/10)
Editorial: redistricting isn’t about battle lines (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/22/10)
Pawlenty assesses his legacy as governor (Pioneer Press, 12/22/10)
Pawlenty said he helped MN curb its ‘excesses’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/21/10)
Opinion: Drawing lines (Pioneer Press, 12/21/10)
Pawlenty insists he has concentrated on MN issues (Capitol Chatter, 12/21/10)
MN’s high participation rate saves its 8 congressional seats (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/21/10)
House GOP not quite as ready for stadium as Dayton (Capitol Chatter, 12/21/10)
Redistricting: GOP promises are like snow in July (MN Progressive Project, 12/21/10)
Census: MN to keep its 8 US House seats (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/21/10)
Dayton extends a hand for Vikings stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/21/10)
Opinion: A bipartisan attack on education achievement gaps can help economy to grow (MinnPost, 12/21/10)
Dayton assails Pawlenty on health care plan delay (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/20/10)
Dayton: Pawlenty Medicaid delay ‘irresponsible’ (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/20/10)
Editorial: High-speed rail should stay on track (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/19/10)
MN House seat at stake in Census (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/19/10)
Opinion: Pawlenty’s legacy a compelling tenure of responsibility (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/18/10)
NFL commish, Dayton to talk stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/18/10)
Opinion: Pawlenty’s legacy lost as he dwelled on his own potential (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/18/10)
County officials: We were stiffed by GOP (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/17/10)
Pawlenty wishes he’d have run again (Duluth News Tribune, 12/17/10)
MPR/Humphrey Institute try to explain their flawed polls (MinnPost, 12/17/10)
Dayton, GOP Senators differ on Vikings stadium, but want to cut permitting time (Grand Forks Herald, 12/16/10)
What Emmer’s internal numbers showed – and a plea to the media (MinnPost, 12/16/10)
Dayton, GOP leaders begin with goodwill (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/16/10)
Dayton making the rounds at the Capitol (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/15/10)
Dayton: Budget solution will be ‘very painful’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/15/10)
GOP Senator: Vikings stadium plan coming in late January (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/15/10)
Census data vividly illustrate MN’s rural-urban divide (MinnPost, 12/15/10)
Poll finds most voters don’t want tax dollars for Vikings stadium (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/15/10)
MN public employee unions shoot back at Pawlenty, Chamber (MinnPost, 12/14/10)
Opinion: For state GOP, ideology trumps debate (Winona Daily News, 12/14/10)
Minnesota faces ‘unsustainable burden’ for long-term care (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/14/10)
After Metrodome collapse, new stadium debate takes a turn (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/14/10)
Ken Martin announces for DFL chair (MN Progressive Project, 12/13/10)
Pawlenty: Government Unions vs. Taxpayers (Wall Street Journal, 12/13/10)
Dayton, business groups talk nice (Pioneer Press, 12/13/10)
Dayton still looking for budget commissioner (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/13/10)
Pawlenty demonizes public employee unions in WSJ op-ed (Minnesota Independent, 12/13/10)
GOP owes counties money from recount (Minnesota Independent, 12/13/10)
Unions say they’re ready to work with Gov. Dayton (Twin Cities Daily Planet, 12/12/10)
Dayton’s liberal agenda faces test (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/11/10)
Opinion: Mercifully, no ‘what if?’ in governor’s race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/11/10)
Dayton: ‘Difficult road ahead’ on poverty front (Minnesota Public Radio, 12/10/10)
Dayton names lineup of all-female top aides (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/10/10)
Tell me something I don’t know about the MN GOP (MinnPost, 12/10/10)
Bills are coming due for recount (Mankato Free Press, 12/10/10)
When it comes to conservation, MN can’t get it right (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/9/10)
Could the IP become Minnesota’s center-right party? (MNPublius, 12/9/10)
Dayton won’t be confused with his predecessor (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/9/10)
Editorial: Credibility of MN’s election process vindicated (St. Cloud Times, 12/9/10)
Editorial: With class, Emmer yields to Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/9/10)
Dayton: ‘Now the real work begins’ (Pioneer Press, 12/9/10)
MN GOP scores 4th biggest increase in state House seats (Smart Politics, 12/9/10)
Opinion: GOP’s ban of 18 members is simply vindictive (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/8/10)
What recount? Emmer’s waiver means it doesn’t count (Pioneer Press, 12/8/10)
Dayton – a serious man, meets the press with a serious message for a serious time (MinnPost, 12/8/10)
Dayton says he is ready to work with all (Capitol Chatter, 12/8/10)
Dayton says jobs, economy are top priorities (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/8/10)
A bruising campaign, an uncertain future for Emmer (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/8/10)
Emmer concedes (Politico, 12/8/10)
Emmer concedes gov race to Dayton (Politics in MN, 12/8/10)
Emmer expected to concede governor’s race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/8/10)
Opinion: GOP’s ban puts chill in St. Paul (St. Cloud Times, 12/8/10)
Emmer statements blend separate election issues (Pioneer Press, 12/8/10)
Poll: two-thirds think Dayton won, want Emmer to concede (Politics in MN, 12/7/10)
MN Supreme Court rejects Emmer’s arguments over ballot reconciliation (Politics in MN, 12/7/10)
Courts, polls, challenges: Emmer takes multiple hits in recount battle (MinnPost, 12/7/10)
Horner: GOP ban shows party polarization (Politics in MN, 12/7/10)
Republicans defend ban of 18 Horner backers (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/7/10)
Passenger rail backers critical of negative state report (Duluth News Tribune, 12/7/10)
MN GOP bans 18 Republicans who supported Horner (Politics in MN, 12/6/10)
Demographer on reapportionment: “It’s very close” (MN Public Radio, 12/6/10)
Editorial: Era of smoke-and-mirrors budgeting must end (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/6/10)
Opinion: GOP purge: It’s ridiculous (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/6/10)
Why AP hasn’t called MN gov race, and why CNN is premature (MinnPost, 12/6/10)
Redistricting: A Minnesota History (minn-Donkey, 12/6/10)
Banished GOPer ‘amused and liberated’ (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/6/10)
Weekend review of governor’s recount news (MinnPost, 12/6/10)
Audio: Same-sex marriage opponents say time is right for amendment (MN Public Radio, 12/6/10)
The walking dead, episode 3: MN GOP zombification spreads beyond Delano (Bluestem Prairie, 12/5/10)
GOP to target MN’s easy-to-vote laws (St. Cloud Times, 12/5/10)
Counties tally up costs of the recount (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/5/10)
Faithful tell Dayton – promote educational and economic opportunity for all (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/5/10)
Emmer camp drops most of ‘frivolous’ challenges in gov recount (Pioneer Press, 12/4/10)
MN GOP punishes those who backed Horner (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/4/10)
Opinion: Let’s consider the Pawlenty legacy: A $6.2 B deficit (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/4/10)
GOP weighs risk of governor election suit in MN (Pioneer Press, 12/3/10)
State allows disputed ballots to be examined again (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/3/10)
$6.2 B deficit looms over 2011 session (Pioneer Press, 12/3/10)
Emmer challenges drop sharply (Pioneer Press, 12/3/10)
Emmer: Hand recount is only a ‘step in the process’ (Politics in MN, 12/3/10)
In DC, Dayton gets a chance to look gubernatorial (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/2/10)
Looking ahead, Dayton turns to Arne Carlson for advice on running state (MinnPost, 12/2/10)
Elections experts say Emmer win unlikely after recount (MN Public Radio, 12/2/10)
Seeing red: MN faces $6.2B deficit for 2012-13 (Politics in MN, 12/2/10)
Dayton working on his would-be cabinet (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/2/10)
Endless elections – Minnevota – another vote, another recount (The Economist, 12/2/10)
Survey shows modest Midwest economic recovery continues (St. Cloud Times, 12/2/10)
Pawlenty sees rosier finance picture; others fret (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/1/10)
DGA sends $250K to Dayton for recount (Politics in MN, 12/1/10)
Tensions mount on day 3 of gubernatorial recount (MN Public Radio, 12/1/10)
New legislature likely to expand gambling (MN Public Radio, 12/1/10)
Republicans chafe over attempts to hurry recount (Pioneer Press, 12/1/10)
Recount rancor rises as Emmer challenges pile up in Hennepin County(Pioneer Press, 12/1/10)
Dayton supporters out-volunteer Emmer in recount (Capitol Chatter, 12/1/10)
How confident is the DGA that Dayton will be governor? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/1/10)
GOP Chair accuses election official of ‘siding’ with Dayton (Politics in MN, 12/1/10)
Dayton, Emmer camps take different recount routes (Duluth News Tribune, 12/1/10)
Is Minnesota really the Gold Standard? (Let Freedom Ring, 12/1/10)

NOVEMBER 2010

Dayton’s raised more than $1 million for recount (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/30/10)
Dayton heads to DC for Dem governors meeting (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/30/10)
Emmer camp steps up ballot challenges on Recount Day 2 (MN Public Radio, 11/30/10)
Dayton team claims bigger gain in gov recount (St. Cloud Times, 11/30/10)
Religious groups to meet with Dayton (MinnPost, 11/30/10)
GOP Chair: There are ‘legitimate’ issues for a post-recount court (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/30/10)
Emmer’s challenges quickly piling up (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/29/10)
Suspect in sex assault case received Pawlenty pardon in 2008 (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/29/10)
Recount redux: ballot review begins across the state today (MN Public Radio, 11/29/10)
Could Emmer’s overvote claim swing election outcome? (MN Public Radio, 11/23/10)
Board orders recount in MN gov race (Washington Post, 11/23/10)
Board orders recount; chills further legal action (MN Public Radio, 11/23/10)
Emmer says possible ‘overvote’ issue still unresolved (MN Public Radio, 11/23/10)
Editorial: Let’s make sure every vote counts (Winona Daily News, 11/23/10)
Emmer will ask Canvassing Board to square voter tallies (MN Public Radio, 11/23/10)
High court tosses GOP vote case (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/23/10)
New rules should accelerate gubernatorial recount (MN Public Radio, 11/22/10)
Dayton, other Dems ponder stadium ideas (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/22/10)
Dayton meets with DFL legislative leaders (MN Public Radio, 11/22/10)
For the first time ever, MN will have 3 new leaders at the Capitol (Politics in MN, 11/22/10)
MN redistricting forum overview (minn-Donkey, 11/22/10)
MN high court denies GOP petition to check vote math (MN Public Radio, 11/22/10)
Election law: Clarity quickly chased by confusion (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/22/10)
Prosecutor group says voter fraud proves costly (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/22/10)
Dayton: New Vikings stadium part of meeting agenda (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/22/10)
Why Emmer’s petition was denied (MNPublius, 11/22/10)
Time for this partisan (and costly) election stall to end (mnpACT!, 11/22/10)
Ready to rumble at the Capitol (Mankato Free Press, 11/20/10) +++
The real issues behind the MN gubernatorial recount challenge (Schultz’s Take, 11/20/10)
Opinion: Whining DFL needs to look in the mirror (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/20/10)
Opinion: Health care for poor hinges on gov’s race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/20/10) +++
‘Phantom votes’ suit hangs over gov recount (Politics in MN, 11/19/10) +++
Dayton: GOP throwing ‘spitballs’ in gov race (Pioneer Press, 11/19/10)
New conservative GOP chairs to run Capitol sausage factory (Politics in MN, 11/19/10)
County officials blast GOP request for vote match (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/19/10) +++
Hennepin Co: Emmer petition has ‘suspect goal’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/19/10) +++
Election 2010: What has it wrought? (Mankato Free Press, 11/19/10)
MN union warns of recount fundraising scam (MN Public Radio, 11/19/10)
Rulings on frivolous votes are debated in governor race (Pioneer Press, 11/19/10)
Dayton calls Republicans’ court attempt ‘desperate’ (Minnesota Public Radio, 11/19/10)
Opinion: Can Republicans govern? Or just say no? (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 11/18/10)
GOP recommends changes to recount plan (Politics in MN, 11/18/10)
Recount: Court moves fast on GOP petition (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/18/10)
Dayton creates transition site to help pick commissioners (Politics in MN, 11/18/10)
MN Supreme Court may weigh in on governor’s race recount (Minnesota Public Radio, 11/18/10)
Emmer doesn’t like the recount plan (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/18/10)
MN-Gov recount – much ado about nothing (MN Progressive Project, 11/16/10)
Chagrined pollsters hope to do better next time (Pioneer Press, 11/14/10)
Counties conclude canvass of election result in guber race (Pioneer Press, 11/13/10)
With Dayton’s big lead, recount so far not mirroring ’08 (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/12/10)
Emmer says he won’t be involved in any ‘stalling tactics’ on recount (MinnPost, 11/12/10)
Dayton team is confident in canvassing and recount victory (Politics in MN, 11/12/10)
Senate committee buzz: GOP signals right turn (Politics in MN, 11/12/10)
Opinion: Lessons from MN’s 2010 election (Pioneer Press, 11/12/10)
The MNGOP throws a temper tantrum (MNPublius, 11/12/10)
Did Minnesotans lie to KSTP’s pollster? (MinnPost, 11/12/10)
Dayton folks voicing some doubt that Pawlenty could stay overtime (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/12/10)
Horner ‘spoiling’ happened long before election day, with media’s help (Residual Forces, 11/12/10)
Republicans sue St. Louis, Pine counties (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/12/10)
KSTP post-election poll shows Horner drew more votes from Dayton (KSTP, 11/11/10)
OCTOBER 2010
538 Forecast: Favorites emerge in three-way governor’s contests (New York Times, 10/29/10)

Minnesota Poll: Most oppose new Vikings stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/25/11)
Stumping for Dayton, Obama tells rally: ‘I need you fired up’ (LA Times, 10/23/10)
Huckabee endorses Emmer (Minnesota Independent, 10/22/10)
RGA puts $1M into MN elections in final week (Minnesota Independent, 10/22/10)
Tight race for open guber seat – has debate fatigue set in? (New York Times, 10/22/10)
DFL hits Emmer on his seven mortgages in eight years (Minnesota Independent, 10/21/10)
Emmer dodges questions about social issues – even with religious right (Minnesota Independent, 10/21/10)
Did Ind Party candidate cost DFL in 2006? (MN Progressive Project, 10/19/10)
According to FEC filing, RGA donated another $4ooK to MN Future (Minnesota Independent, 10/18/10)
Hastings pastor endorses Emmer from the pulpit (Minnesota Independent, 10/18/10)
MN pastors plan to endorse candidates from pulpit (Minnesota Independent, 10/15/10)
Dayton’s lead grows but race remains close (Minnesota Independent, 10/15/10)
DFL hits Emmer on emergency voting record (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 10/14/10)
Pawlenty’s campaigning for Emmer questioned (WCCO, 10/14/10)
Horner campaign cites GOP poll to argue ‘Emmer has hit a ceiling and cannot win’ (MinnPost, 10/13/10)
Former GOP lawmakers: Here’s what’s wrong with GOP today (MinnPost, 10/13/10)
Pawlenty says voting for Horner helps Dayton (Minnesota Independent, 10/11/10)
Emmer says he won’t back anti-bullying legislation (Minnesota Independent, 10/11/10)
The Horner Effect, Part 1 (MN Progressive Project, 10/11/10)
Campaign finance board investigating complaint against RGA, MN’s Future (Minnesota Independent, 10/8/10)
IP candidate Horner sees gain at Emmer’s expense (Winona Daily News, 10/6/10)
Dayton, Horner back health bill, admit its flaws (St. Cloud Times, 10/5/10)
Biden, Dems seek to rally enthusiasm for Dayton (MinnPost, 10/5/10)
Newsweek: Emmer loss would ‘look like a repudiation of Pawlenty’s reign’ (MinnPost, 10/5/10)
Horner gets backing from policy experts (MinnPost, 10/4/10)
DFL takes another shot at Horner, accusing him of targeting middle class (MinnPost, 10/4/10)
Horner: campaign more than half-way toward $2.5M goal (Minnesota Public Radio, 10/4/10)
Horner aims to keep PR work private (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/4/10)
MN Forward ad strikes at Dayton again; his forces say claims untrue (MinnPost, 10/4/10)
Budget, immigration among topics at governor’s debate (Minnesota Public Radio, 10/3/10)
Control over redistricting, ‘a secret perk,’ at stake in election (Minnesota Public Radio, 10/1/10)
The education of Tom Emmer: working to be more disciplined (MinnPost, 10/1/10)
SEPTEMBER 2010
Gov candidates face hard choices on health, human services programs (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/28/10)
‘Man in the middle’ Horner stuck between new DFL, GOP attacks (MinnPost, 9/28/10)
DFLers hold panel to discuss Dayton vs. Horner (Politics in MN, 9/27/10)
Uncowed by Target backlash, 3M jumps into political donation game (Minnesota Independent, 9/27/10)
New Alliance ad takes aim at Emmer’s education plan (Minnesota Independent, 9/27/10)
Alliance begins airing sixth anti-Emmer ad (MinnPost, 9/27/10)
How do MN pollsters determine likely voters? (MinnPost, 9/27/10)
MN political polling – who’s been right since 2006? (MinnPost, 9/27/10)
NRA backs Emmer (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/27/10)
Why is Tom Horner getting a free pass on his budget plan? (MNPublius, 9/27/10)
Can Horner win? DFL, GOP opponents are acting like it (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/27/10)
Strib polls show voters like Dayton’s tax plan – and Dayton (MinnPost, 9/27/10)
MN Poll: Voters opt for taxing top earners (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/27/10)
Opinion: Under Emmer, MN towns would struggle (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/26/10)
Opinion: MN moderates about to get kicked in the gut (St. Cloud Times, 9/26/10)
The Minnesota Push/Poll (True North, 9/26/10)
New poll shows Dayton still has sizable lead (MNPublius, 9/26/10)
Minnesota Poll: Dayton still has edge on Emmer (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/26/10)
Opinion: Elections are for sale, and that stinks (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/25/10)
Horner gets credibility in governor race (Alexandria Echo Press, 9/25/10)
Governor’s race steers clear of social issues (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/24/10)
MN GOP starts Sept. in red, Dems also in financial trouble (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/24/10)
Emmer would hold education spending flat; Dayton, Horner want more spending & revenue (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/24/10)
PoliGraph: Emmer wrong on LGA (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/24/10)
Target/MN Forward debacle dampening corporate indie spending on elections (Politics in MN, 9/24/10)
MN groups that back Dems bring in over $1M (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/22/10)
Dayton sets out ambitious, expensive goals for K-12 (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/22/10)
Horner’s campaign has gained momentum – but can he keep it going? (Politics in MN, 9/22/10)
Casino, tax hike in Dayton’s new plan (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/21/10)
Dayton’s revised budget plan still leaves gaping $1 billion hole (Minnesota Independent, 9/21/10)
Audio: Candidates long on budget proposals, short on specifics (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/21/10)
Horner details his education strategy (Pioneer Press, 9/21/10)
AFL-CIO mailers link Emmer and 35W bridge collapse (Minnesota Independent, 9/21/10)
Horner on education: More corporate GOP doublespeak (mnpACT!, 9/21/10)
Judge: election disclosure law challenged by Emmer supporters will stand (Minnesota Independent, 9/21/10)
GOP and DFL spar over whether Horner is too liberal or too conservative (MinnPost.com, 9/20/10)
Audio: GOP hopes for surge, DFL hopes to keep control at Capital (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/20/10)
Thomas and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Legislation (the Cucking Stool, 9/20/10)
Horner: U-MN has had enough budget cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/20/10)
Horner leads cheers for new Vikings stadium outside Metrodome (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/19/10)
MN Dems keep cash edge despite corporate giving (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/19/10)
Opinion: Schooling the next governor on education (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/19/10)
DFL needs to pay attention to young voters (the Cucking Stool, 9/19/10)
Emmer, Horner target each other in televised debate; Dayton on sidelines (Pioneer Press, 9/17/10)
Emmer’s budget proposes more than $6B in spending cuts, but finding what to trim is difficult (Politics in MN, 9/17/10)
Poll: Dayton, Emmer tied as Horner support grows (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/16/10)
Gubernatorial candidates talk state’s finances (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/16/10)
Guber hopefuls see strengths in their potential weaknesses (Pioneer Press, 9/16/10)
Candidates criticize budget plans at 11th gubernatorial debate (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/16/10)
Editorial: Questions remain on budget proposals (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/15/10)
Editorial: A welcome flood of numbers in guber race as plans emerge (Pioneer Press, 9/15/10)
Emmer’s budget ax: higher education (the Cucking Stool, 9/15/10)
Emmer calls for broad changes in education system (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/15/10)
Emmer says schools need more reform (Pioneer Press, 9/15/10)
MN GOP calls on Horner to have budget analyzed (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/15/10)
Emmer says he would cap MN spending if elected (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/14/10)
Dayton’s call for new tax brackets comes up short (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/14/10)
Interest groups spending big on guber race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/14/10)
Former GOP Gov Carlson backs Horner (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/13/10)
Target’s reputation takes a hit after MN Forward donation (Minnesota Independent, 9/7/10)
Campaign dirt-diggers, or just clods? (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 9/4/10)
Emmer’s uncompromising politics, style have alienated some House GOP colleagues (Politics in MN, 9/3/10)
Bobby Jindal to raise funds for Emmer (Politics in MN, 9/3/10)
How does Emmer win? (Shot in the Dark, 9/2/10)
Sabato rates MN gov race a ‘toss-up’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/2/10)
Emmer acknowledges son’s ‘mistake’ (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/2/10)
Governor’s race – debating the debates (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 9/2/10)
Emmer says a small business plan is coming soon (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/1/10)
Swift reaction to Pawlenty executive order on health care funds (Minnesota Independent, 9/1/10)
WCCO and KSTP balk at disclosing indy expenditure ad buys (Politics in MN, 9/1/10)
DNC chairman in MN campaigning for Dayton (Minnesota Public Radio, 9/1/10)
State aid cuts cause local property tax increases (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 9/1/10)
DNC Chair has big hopes for MN guber contest (KSTP, 9/1/10)
AUGUST 2010
Dayton and Emmer tied in early general election polling (Minnesota Independent, 8/31/10)
Firefighters are supporting Dayton (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/31/10)
After supporting Pawlenty, Minneapolis cops back Dayton (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 8/30/10)
Editorial: Horner sets the pace in telling how he’d balance budget (Pioneer Press, 8/28/10)
Emmer’s wife and 7 kids are stars of his first TV ad (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/23/10)
Target practice (True North, 8/21/10)
Editorial: Emmer’s actions speak louder than words (Winona Daily News, 8/21/10)
DFL formally endorses Dayton – who gives them read meat at political BBQ (MinnPost, 8/21/10)
Opinion: Can Horner attract the business vote? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/21/10)
Opinion: Emmer wrong on OSHA role (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/21/10)
Pawlenty among 2012 GOPers conflicted over new federal aid (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/20/10)
Emmer, MN Forward flap derails Target’s marketing of fall line (Minnesota Independent, 8/20/10)
Horner’s ‘eyeballs’ ad aims for the middle (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/20/10)
Political groups seek suspension of MN corporate donations law (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/20/10)
MN doctors urge Pawlenty to take Medicare cash (Pioneer Press, 8/20/10)
Horner releases first TV ad, makes ‘eyes’ at voters (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/20/10)
Target feeling investor backlash (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/19/10)
Dayton and Horner debate fiscal policy without Emmer (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/19/10)
Emmer outside the tradition of MN GOP (MN Progressive Project, 8/18/10)
Emmer passes on a debate, drawing criticism (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/17/10)
Biden to campaign in MN for Dayton (MinnPost, 8/17/10)
What did the Dayton and Entenza campaigns accomplish? (MN Progressive Project, 8/17/10)
Gloves come off as gubernatorial battle intensifies (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/16/10)
Dayton wants rules for campaign ‘trackers’ (WCCO, 8/16/10)
Commentary: The yet-to-be-distinguished Mr. Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/16/10)
Editorial: Attack ads are inevitable, but candidates can take high road (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/16/10)
Dayton complains about GOP trackers, but this is how politics is now played (MinnPost, 8/16/10)
Candidates debate outdoor issues at Game Fair (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/16/10)
What went wrong with Margaret’s campaign? (MN Progressive Project, 8/16/10)
Will DFL hold it’s MN Senate majority in Nov? (mnpACT!, 8/15/10)
Emmer can’t own up to his record on civil rights (MN Progressive Project, 8/15/10)
Dayton switches to general election mode (Echo Press, 8/15/10)
Editorial: Three candidates, three challenges (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/14/10)
Is DFL endorsement a relic of a bygone political era? (Pioneer Press, 8/14/10)
At Game Fair, Emmer reverses anti-Legacy tax stance (Pioneer Press, 8/14/10)
Audio: Candidates get fired up in first debate (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/14/10)
Analysis: Did Dayton stage a ‘comeback victory’ Tuesday? Not really (MinnPost, 8/13/10)
Emmer’s message (MinnPost.com, 8/13/10)
It’s taxes, taxes, and, oh yeah, taxes (Pioneer Press, 8/13/10)
Gubernatorial campaign: thrills, chills and lots of blood (Politics in MN, 8/13/10)
Analysts tussle over election outlook (Politics in MN, 8/13/10)
Dayton eyes MN history as guber campaign moves forward (Smart Politics – UMN, 8/11/10)
Entenza keeps pumping personal fortune into primary effort (Minnesota Independent, 8/9/10)
Target flap could turn MN gov race into national battleground (Minnesota Independent, 8/4/10)
IP candidate Hahn says lack of govt experience is an asset (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/4/10)
MoveOn takes aim at Target over Emmer support (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 8/3/10)
Pawlenty: MN should consider English-only measure (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/3/10)
Audio: Meet the Candidates: Matt Entenza (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/3/10)
Target spreads the wealth across the political spectrum (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/3/10)
Kelliher sharpens rhetoric as primary nears (KARE, 8/3/10)
After 24-year drought, can DFL win guber contest? (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/3/10)
Dayton snags Iron Range endorsement, solidifies influence in region (Minnesota Independent, 8/3/10)
Hahn releases low-budget TV ad (Politics in MN, 8/2/10)
Can DFL buck the GOP-trend in the Upper MidWest? (SmartPolitics, 8/2/10)
Where are the attack ads on Dayton? (MinnPost, 8/2/10)
DFLers spar in guber debate (Pioneer Press, 8/2/10)
Audio: Meet the Candidates: Margaret Anderson Kelliher (Minnesota Public Radio, 8/2/10)
Dayton leads primary polls, but Kelliher receives key endorsement (Minnesota Independent, 8/2/10)
Entenza money everywhere, but where are the results? (mnpACT! 8/2/10)
MN GOP wants Dayton to denounce family donations to interest group (Politics in MN, 8/2/10)
The beginning of GOP mischief in IP primary? (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/2/10)
Entenza adds $620K more to campaign coffers (Politics in MN, 8/2/10)
JULY 2010
Dayton and Kelliher release their detailed plans to rebuild MN economy (Examiner.com, 7/19/10)
Entenza gets nod from MN NOW (Minnesota Independent, 7/19/10)
Emmer is incoherent on wages (MN Progressive Project, 7/15/10)
Dayton releases two new TV ads (Minnesota Independent, 7/15/10)
Corporate interests backing Emmer sue for right to donate to him (Minnesota Independent, 7/14/10)
Emmer continues to walk back minimum wage statements (Minnesota Independent, 7/13/10)
Opinion: Guber hopefuls should have long-term vision (MinnPost.com, 7/13/10)
Emmer waits tables after server wage cut flap (WCCO, 7/12/10)
Demolishing “Emmerisms:” ‘Voting with their feet’ (The Cucking Stool, 7/12/10)
Kelliher launches first TV ad (Minnesota Independent, 7/12/10)
Emmer campaign fires back on reporting of tip comments (MinnPost.com, 7/12/10)
TV spending on gov race tops $2 million (Minnesota Public Radio, 7/12/10)
Governor’s race: Finance laws allow silence (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/10)
Hahn a feisty underdog in IP guber race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/10)
Kelliher joins her DFL priamry rivals on the air (Politics in MN, 7/12/10)
Horner tries to save the GOP from the Emmers, Bachmanns and Palins (MN Progressive Project, 7/11/10)
Emmer racks up complaints against political opponents (Minnesota Independent, 7/8/10)
Who are these lobbyists and why is Emmer at their beck and call? (MN Progressive Project, 7/8/10)
Kelliher follows Dayton’s lead, releases tax returns (Minnesota Independent, 7/7/10)
Emmer: cut minimum wage for service industry workers (Minnesota Independent, 7/6/10)
Emmer has long history of taking per diems he now wants eliminated (MN Progressive Project, 7/5/10)
Kelliher jabs at Dayton and Entenza – “I stay and fight” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/2/10)
Dayton wants MN to cut all ties with bridge consultant (Minnesota Public Radio, 7/2/10)
Minnesota, where Tenthers are serious (MinnPost.com, 7/1/10)
Hahn calls on Horner to quite governor’s race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/1/10)
In new ad, Entenza vows to scrap No Child Left Behind (Minnesota Independent, 7/1/10)
Dayton’s DFL opponents straing to find $6 billion tax the rich proposal (Pioneer Press, 7/1/10)
GOP statewide tour kicks off in southeastern MN (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/1/10)
Sharper lines drawn between DFLers during televised debate (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/1/10)
GOP complaint against Horner is dismissed (Politics in MN, 7/1/10)
Emmer criticizes public financing – unless he needs it (mnpACT! 7/1/10)
DFL candidates mix it up in TV debate (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/1/10)
Emmer: afraid to lead or trying to dial back the crazy? (MN Progressive Project, 7/1/10)
JUNE 2010
Labor is a house divided in DFL guber primary (Politics in Minnesota, 6/30/10)
Entenza’s St. Paul office burglarized a second time (Pioneer Press, 6/30/10)
Two new Dayton for Guv ads (MinnPost.com, 6/29/10)
Anti-gay marriage group to tour Minnesota (Minnesota Independent, 6/29/10)
In new ads, Dayton vows to make wealthy pay ‘fair share’ of taxes (Minnesota Independent, 6/29/10)
A topsy-turvy ride for Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/27/10)
Dayton: The deficit calls for their fair share (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/26/10)
Entenza has funding and ad campaign to play catch up in guber polls (Pioneer Press, 6/26/10)
GLBT group backs Kelliher (Pioneer Press, 6/25/10)
Entenza discusses his refusal to release tax returns (MinnPost, 6/25/10)
Dayton is playing ‘outsider’ card all the way to front-runner status (Politics in MN, 6/25/10)
Emmer peaked too early (MNPublius, 6/25/10)
Emmer targets job benefits for elected officials (St. Cloud Times, 6/25/10)
How will Palin’s support of Emmer play in the general? (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/24/10)
Emmer supports English-only movement (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/24/10)
Horner: Emmer’s nullify proposal meant to ‘destroy’ government (Minnesota Independent, 6/24/10)
Dayton says he’s an ‘ally’ for seniors (Pioneer Press, 6/23/10)
Dayton to release tax info (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/23/10)
Emmer is only guber hopeful opposing gay marriage (Minnesota Independent, 6/21/10)
Kelliher weighs in on single-payer health care pledge (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/21/10)
Gambling as part of revenue solution is good debate to have (mnpACT!, 6/21/10)
Will MN have the closest governor’s race this year? (Smart Politics, 6/20/10)
Kelliher: banking on people power (Minneapolise Star-Tribune, 6/20/10)
Emmer: States need veto on federal power (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/19/10)
Dayton striving to lead from the left (Pioneer Press, 6/19/10)
MN business groups blast DFL support of teachers union (Pioneer Press, 6/18/10)
Latest poll shows good results for Dayton (MinnPost, 6/18/10)
Dayton’s campaign team is light on experience, long on passion – and connections (Politics in MN, 6/18/10)
Corporations set up 2 new funds for 2010 elections (Politics in MN, 6/18/10)
KSTP/Survey USA – Dayton leads DFL primary (Politics in MN, 6/18/10)
Emmer: “I am not running to be the state accountant” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/18/10)
Kelliher picks up additional union support (Politics in MN, 6/18/10)
After “spirited debate” no AFL-CIO endorsement – for now (MinnPost, 6/16/10)
Communications workers endorse Kelliher (Politics in MN, 6/15/10)
Kelliher MIA on TV while Entenza, Dayton run ads (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/15/10)
Summer’s blizzard of campaign ads (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/15/10)
Emmer’s lame search for distortions (MinnPost, 6/15/10)
Rank-and-file DFLers concerned about party unity (MinnPost, 6/15/10)
Horner sells stake in PR firm (Politics in MN, 6/14/10)
DFL, IP guber candidates debate renewable energy policy (Politics in MN, 6/14/10)

Entenza: Waiting to ignite (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/14/10)
Dayton hits airwaves with bio spot (Politics in MN, 6/14/10)
Horner, Meeks cut ties to businesses over opposition complaints (Minnesota Independent, 6/14/10)
GOP responds to Dayton TV spot (Minnesota Independent, 6/14/10)
Emmer v. Horner, the real GOP primary (MnPublius, 6/14/10)
AFL-CIO to consider whether to endorse in DFL contest (Politics in MN, 6/14/10)
DFLers join nurse picket lines, GOPers side with hospitals (Minnesota Independent, 6/10/10)
Tom Horner, everyone’s favorite punching bag (MNPublius, 6/8/10)
GOP accuses Horner of taking illegal in-kind contribution (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/8/10)
Kelliher makes plea for women’s vote (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/7/10)
New poll shows DFLers leading Emmer (Pioneer Press, 6/7/10)
Retiree vote may be critical bloc in DFL primary contest (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/6/10)
Editorial: Horner needs to disclose his client list (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/5/10)
DFL primary contest poses big risks for candidates (Pioneer Press, 6/5/10)
Primary date switch could alter this summer’s politics (Pioneer Press, 6/5/10)
At forum, 4 candidates address social needs (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/4/10)
Entenza has new ad up; Dayton’s are on the way (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/3/10)
UAW endorses Kelliher (Pioneer Press, 6/3/10)
The myth of GOP unity (mnPACT! 6/2/10)
Horner picks Mulder as running mate (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 6/1/10)
Is military experience no longer important in MN guber contests? (Smart Politics – UM, 6/1/10)
Horner-Mulder ticket will try to sell reform, moderation & competence (MinnPost, 6/1/10)
Education emerging as major issue in guber race (Minnesota Public Radio, 6/1/10)
MAY 2010
Editorial: A troubling dearth of budget details (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/29/10)
After they’re picked, most Light Guv’s have minimal impact on voters (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/28/10)
Duluth mayor endorses Kelliher (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/28/10)
Commentary: Legislative session was not a victory for DFLers (MinnPost.com, 5/28/10)
Entenza introduces running mate Robinson (Politics in MN, 5/27/10)
Editorial: Entenza pick is nothing more than entertainment (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/27/10)
The political calculus behind Pawlenty’s LGA cuts (MNPublius, 5/27/10)
Could Emmer be the right’s Wellstone? (Same Rowdy Crowd, 5/27/10)
Dayton wins police endorsement (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/27/10)
Running Mates: Kelliher/Gunyou make best ticket (MNPublius, 5/27/10)
Entenza picks former TV anchor as running mate (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 5/27/10)
Emmer to hold series of “listening meetings” (Capital Chatter, 5/26/10)
Emmer comments on You Can Run donation (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/26/10)
Despite spending half million on TV ads, Entenza gaining little traction (Politics in MN, 5/26/10)
Kelliher looking forward to making history (Minneapolis City Pages, 5/26/10)
Health care looms over elections (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 5/25/10)
GOP planning to take over Minn House (Pioneer Press, 5/25/10)
GOP-linked punk rock ministry calls executing gays moral (Minnesota Independent, 5/25/10)
Emmer’s running mate’s blog posts back online (MinnPost.com, 5/25/10)
Analysis: Engaging Emmer & cautious Kelliher a contrast in styles (MinnPost.com, 5/25/10)
Emmer campaign donated to controversial anti-gay punk rock ministry (Minnesota Independent, 5/25/10)
Robyne Robinson on the issues (Politics in MN, 5/25/10)
Kelliher: budget deficit looms (Bemidji Pioneer, 5/25/10)
Dayton picks Prettner Solon as running mate (Politics in MN, 5/24/10)
Running Mating Season, a northern view (Minnesota Brown, 5/24/10)
Dayton’s pick gives ticket regional, gender balance (MinnPost.com, 5/24/10)
Entenza to pick Robinson as Light guv? (Politics in MN, 5/24/10)
Emmer vs. DFLers on health care will be central to gov race (Pioneer Press, 5/24/10)
Emmer predicts a conservative sweep (Bemidji Pioneer, 5/23/10)
Candidates answer to the children (KBJR, 5/22/10)
Entenza pushes green jobs for MN (Bemidji Pioneer, 5/22/10)
Independence Party candidates also sparring (MinnPost.com, 5/21/10)
Guber hopefuls search for $6B solution (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/22/10)
Kelliher pick turns focus on GOP budget failures (MNPublius.com, 5/21/10)
Horner wants to give schools broader authority to borrow (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/21/10)
Opinion: MAK’s pick of Gunyou is able, unconventional (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/21/10)
DFL having trouble recruiting new candidates in SW Minn (Politics in MN, 5/21/10)
Kelliher picks budget expert as running mate (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/21/10)
Horner declines debate against IP challenger Hahn (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/21/10)
Planned Parenthood backs Kelliher (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/20/10)
Emmer responds to MPR poll (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/19/10)
Kelliher responds to MPR poll (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/19/10)
Poll shows Dayton leading DFL race (Pioneer Press, 5/19/10)
Outside group airs anti-marriage campaign ads (MinnPost.com, 5/19/10)
Emmer: legislative session a “lost opportunity” (Marshall Independent, 5/19/10)
MN GOP sets record straight – they voted down $1.4B in federal money (MNPublius.com, 5/18/10)
Opinion: Redistricting reform – more competition, less gridlock (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/10)
Dayton criticizes Kelliher over session (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/18/10)
As legislative session ends, spin begins (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/10)
The reviews are in: Pawlenty “runs the table” vs. DFL (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/10)
Budget deal – nobody’s cheering (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/10)
MN Legislature: what political gridlock looks like (Twin Cities Daily Planet, 5/18/10)
Pawlenty and lawmakers deliver budget deal (Pioneer Press, 5/18/10)
Editorial: No surprise – Pawlenty wins again (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 5/17/10)
Guber hopefuls reflect on legislative session (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/17/10)
At last minute, Gov and Leg make a budget deal, Pawlenty claims victory (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/17/10)
Emmer, Kelliher take jabs over missed votes (Minneapolis City Pages, 5/14/10)
Opinion: In gov race, all that glitters isn’t gold (MinnPost.com, 5/13/10)
GOP hits Kelliher over missed votes (Minnesota Public Radio, 5/13/10)
Klobuchar, former Dem candidates will raise $ for Kelliher (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/13/10)
DFL asks: “Where’s Tom Emmer?” (Politics in MN, 5/13/10)
Horner says Independent needed to bridge partisan divide (Fergus Falls Daily Journal, 5/13/10)
Steelworkers back Dayton, nurses back Kelliher (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/12/10)
Editorial: Time for DFL, GOP to leave their foxholes (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 5/12/10)
Tension building over deficit as session’s end looms (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 5/12/10)
Lawmakers emerge from budget meeting with optimism (Politics in MN, 5/12/10)
Keys to budget deal come down to school delays, spending cuts (Capital Chatter, 5/12/10)
Rural DFLers defect on DFL budget proposal (Politics in MN, 5/11/10)
Budget clock is ticking at State Capitol (Pioneer Press, 5/11/10)
If budget deal isn’t reached, MN property taxes will rise (MNPublius, 5/11/10)
DFL lawmakers swing back at Pawlenty (Politics in MN, 5/11/10)
Governor’s race tilts on taxes (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/11/10)
As promised Pawlenty vetoes DFL budget fix (Politics in MN, 5/11/10)
Opinion: Unallotment case exposes DFL budget shell game (Duluth News Tribune, 5/11/10)
DFL budget clears House, but veto looms (Politics in MN, 5/10/10)
Pawlenty likens DFL budget to slasher flick (Politics in MN, 5/10/10)
Editorial: Lawmakers still aren’t getting it (St. Cloud Times, 5/10/10)
An early sign of Emmer’s rocky road ahead with editorial boards (MinnPost.com, 5/10/10)
What if moderate Minnesotans start listening to Horner? (MinnPost.com, 5/10/10)
DFL budget proposal clears Senate by 1 vote (Politics in MN, 5/10/10)
DFL budget plan closes gap by raising taxes on wealthiest (Pioneer Press, 5/10/10)
DFL unveisl budget fix, GOP says it’s DOA (MinnPost.com, 5/10/10)
GOP promises vigorous opposition to DFL budget plan (Politics in MN, 5/10/10)
Emmer leads in first gov poll (MinnPost.com, 5/8/10)
New poll shows Emmer leading Dems (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/7/10)
MN Supreme Court rules Pawlenty overstepped his authority, budget in chaos (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/6/10)
Opinion: “Unalloted” or not, budget remains out of whack (Pioneer Press, 5/5/10)
Entenza proposes series of five DFL debates (Politics in MN, 5/4/10)
Tom Horner – another guber question mark (mnpACT!, 5/4/10)
Pawlenty wants $536M more in budget cuts (Pioneer Press, 5/4/10)
Horner says he’s the real middle man in the race (Pioneer Press, 5/4/10)
Opinion: Horner hoping to break the gridlock (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/4/10)
Former GOPer Horner announces indie guber bid (Politics in MN, 5/4/10)
Pawlenty breaks out of veto slump (Politics in MN, 5/3/10)
Pawlenty says MN could have been better (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/3/10)
GOP candidates start statewide unity tour (Pioneer Press, 5/3/10)
As primary gets underway, it’s 3 against 1 (MNPublius.com, 5/3/10)
Unified GOP now faces task of convincing voter’s they’re mainstream (MinnPost.com, 5/3/10)
On voting records, Kelliher & Emmer polar opposites (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/3/10)
Emmer, conservative extremist – but neither crazy nor stupid (Minnesota Progressive Project, 5/3/10)
Emmer wants to nullify all federal laws (Talking Points Memo, 5/3/10)
Pawlenty opts out of federal high risk insurance pool (MinnPost.com, 5/3/10)
Will rural GOP rally to Emmer? (Capitol Chatter, 5/2/10)
Guber hopefuls talk about environmental challenges (Twin Cities Daily Planet, 5/2/10)
MN GOP to file AZ-style immigration bill (Winona Daily News, 5/2/10)
Can Voter ID turn issue conservative Dems into Emmercrats? (Smart Politics, 5/2/10)
Emmer’s next big job: appealing to the middle (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/1/10)
Endorsements, then primaries, then the big election (Pioneer Press, 5/1/10)
For many, Emmer is making his political debut (Pioneer Press, 5/1/10)
Entenza: strong vision needed for MN (Marshall Independent, 5/1/10)
Opinion: No candidate “as usual” in this year’s GOP pick (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/1/10)
APRIL 2010
GOP convo delegates weigh Tea Party impact (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/30/10)
As redistricting starts, it’s time to stop the gerrymandering (Politics in MN, 4/30/10)
Seifert closes out his political career (Pioneer Press, 4/30/10)
GOP nominates Emmer on 2nd ballot (Politics in MN, 4/30/10)
Seifert concedes, Emmer wins GOP nod (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/30/10)
Electability key for one Seifert delegate (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/29/10)
With assist from Norm, Emmer’s momentum growing (MinnPost.com, 4/29/10)
Rukavina makes his mark at DFL convention (Timberjay.com, 4/29/10)
Norm Coleman dials for Emmer (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/29/10)
What to watch at GOP convention (Politics in MN, 4/29/10)
Cage match: GOP convo FAQs (Politics in MN, 4/29/10)
Sensing a bandwagon, MN GOP jumps on anti-immigration wave (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/29/10)
MN GOP denies press credentials to left-leaning bloggers (Politics in MN, 4/29/10)
On convo eve, both Emmer & Seifert optimistic (MinnPost.com, 4/29/10)
Palin backs “hockey dad” Emmer (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/29/10)
Emmer on AZ immigration law – “a wonderful first step” (MNPublius, 4/28/10)
State GOP eyes hot-button issues (Politics in MN, 4/28/10)
Kelliher camp: how we won DFL nod (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/28/10)
Seifert, Emmer debate (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/28/10)
Emmer/Meeks – can a GOP Base only ticket win? (mnpACT! 4/28/10)
Rybak reflects on campaign, what’s ahead (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/28/10)
Emmer v Seifert; the passionate conservative vs the conservative policy wonk (Pioneer Press, 4/28/10)
GOPers fight over pro-Life credentials (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/28/10)
Seifert, Emmer head to convo with even numbers of delegates (Politics in MN, 4/28/10)
Dayton pushes “millionaire’s tax” to fund schools (MinnPost.com, 4/27/10)
Post-Duluth analysis: does Kelliher-Marty deal hurt both sides (Politics in MN, 4/27/10)
Post DFL-convo, Gaertner’s departure leaves three in primary (Pioneer Press, 4/27/10)
Flashback: Emmer has clashed with pro-life group before (Politics in MN, 4/27/10)
GOP running mate sings a different tune (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/27/10)
Kelliher gets big boost as Gaertner drops out (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/26/10)
Kelliher clinches DFL endorsement (KAALtv, 4/26/10)
Seifert keeps up pressure on Emmer’s DWIs (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/26/10)
With primary battle ahead, Kelliher has little time to celebrate endorsement (MinnPost.com, 4/26/10)
Entenza hits campaign trail flying (Bemidji Pioneer, 4/26/10)
Gaertner drops out of race (Politics in MN, 4/26/10)
Union support puts Kelliher over the top (Minnesota Independent, 4/26/10)
Kelliher may face even tougher task in primary (Pioneer Press, 4/26/10)
Unified DFL? Not yet (Duluth News Tribune, 4/26/10)
Analysis: Kelliher faces risks in guber race (WCCO, 4/25/10)
Kelliher clinches nod as Rybak concedes (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/25/10)
Thissen drops out after 5th ballot (MinnPost.com, 4/24/10)
Kelliher has short list for running mate (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/24/10)
Rybak’s DFL convo speech (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/24/10)
Maybe dollars will matter more than endorsement (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/24/10)
Marty drops out after 2nd ballot, supporters looking at Rukavnia (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/24/10)
Behind the scene: Thissen’s DFL war room (Politics in MN, 4/23/10)
Gaertner, Dayton denied floor passes at DFL convo (Pioneer Press, 4/23/10)
They’re running, but who will be their partners? (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/23/10)
As DFL convo starts, most see a heavyweight contest ahead (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/23/10)
DFLers get ready for a long night (Pioneer Press, 4/23/10)
On convo floor, rumors abound about Kelliher’s LG pick (Politics in MN, 4/23/10)
Emmer’s DWIs rock GOP guber contest (Minneapolis City Pages, 4/22/10)
Who will be hurt most by the DWI dustup? (MinnPost.com, 4/22/10)
On eve of DFL convention, Pawlenty stirs the pot (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/22/10)
GOPers push for MN sovereignty (Minnesota Independent, 4/22/10)
Three DFLers won’t abide by this weekend’s endorsement (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/22/10)
McCollum backs Rybak (Politics in MN, 4/21/10)
The Battle of Duluth (Politics in MN, 4/21/10)
DFL longshots control 40% of delegates (Politics in MN, 4/21/10)
Seifert, Emmer battle over decades-old DWIs (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/21/10)
What happens in Duluth – convo FAQs (Politics in MN, 4/21/10)
Analysis: What’s behind endorsements (MinnPost, 4/21/10)
Rukavina: there are more than 2 choices this week (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/21/10)
Pre-convention – the DFL candidate interviews (Politics in MN, 4/20/10)
DFL endorsements – pre-convo edition (Politics in MN, 4/20/10)
Guber candidates talk about how to boost bioscience (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/20/10)
Entenza set to run TV ads (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/20/10)
Emily’s List makes push for Kelliher (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/20/10)
Rybak: Govt must lead, and allow private growth (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/20/10)
Framing himself as a statesman, Emmer lays out vision (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/19/10)
Guber candidates share stories of hard times to connect with voters (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/19/10)
Emmer wants MN to return to “constitutional basics” (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/19/10)
Kelliher: “Tough times require hard work” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/18/10)
Commentary: DFL choice comes down to electability (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/17/10)
Opinion: Dayton vs. Emmer matchup would capture mood of the moment (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/17/10)
DFL guber backing could hinge on upstart coalition (Pioneer Press, 4/17/10)
Kelliher picks up urban endorsements (Minnesota Daily, 4/16/10)
Labor pains – some unions wary of Rybak (Politics in MN, 4/16/10)
Dayton finishes county tour, talks about lessons learned (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/16/10)
Seifert pitches policy papers (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/16/10)
Heavy hitters back DFLers prior to convention (Politics in MN, 4/15/10)
Mayor Coleman endorses Mayor Rybak (Pioneer Press, 4/15/10)
DFL’s dark horse: 6 questions for Paul Thissen (Politics in MN, 4/14/10)
DFL campaigns prepare for next week’s convention (Politics in MN, 4/14/10)
In attack mode, Dayton shows why he will be formidable in primary contest (MinnPost, 4/14/10)
Thissen proposes another $1B in education spending (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/14/10)
Mondale backs Kelliher in DFL race (KSTP, 4/14/10)
Dayton demands Pawlenty resubmit application for Race to the Top funds (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/13/10)
Emmer introduces term limit bill (Politics in MN, 4/13/10)
Rukavina: “I can win endorsement & governor’s race (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/13/10)
Former governor backs Seifert (Politics in MN, 4/13/10)
DFL Guv – convention scenario (MNPact!, 4/13/10)
Emmer, Seifert pledge to cut govt (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/13/10)
Howard Dean to host Rybak fundraiser (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/12/10)
DFL softening “drop rule” for next week’s convention (Politics in Minn, 4/12/10)
Three DFLers poised to get nod if Rybak, Kelliher deadlock (MinPost.com, 4/12/10)
DFL lawmakers don’t see Viking stadium as a priority (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/9/10)
Chasing history, Rybak begins to gain ground (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4/10/10)
Audio: GOP guber candidates duel over tax votes (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/9/10)
Rybak prepares Minneapolis for state funding cuts (Minnesota Daily, 4/9/10)
MN leaders clash over teacher proposals (WCCO, 4/8/10)
The endorsement race – where we’re at (MNPublius, 4/8/10)
Hotel union backs Kelliher (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/8/10)
Editorial: Departed Bakk brought substance to guber contest (MinnPost.com, 4/7/10)
Seifert signs tax pledge again (Minnesota Public Radio, 4/6/10)
DFLers have avoided a guber primary only once in history (Politics in Minnesota, 4/6/10)
Teachers union and SEIU remain on sidelines of DFL contest (Politics in Minnesota, 4/5/10)
Will MN elect its second Catholic governor in 2010? (Smart Politics.com, 4/5/10)
Opinion: Polarized parties see MN through narrow lens (Pioneer Press, 4/3/10)
Editorial: If Entenza supports greater MN, all of MN will support him (Outstate Politics, 4/2/10)
MN GOP doing aggressive outreach to Tea Party movement (Politics in Minnesota, 4/2/10)
Who will write the rules for DFL convention? (Politics in Minnesota, 4/2/10)
Despite rumors, Rukavina won’t be anyone’s Lt. Gov running mate (Politics in Minnesota, 4/1/10)
MARCH 2010
Legislative break gives candidates time to campaign (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/31/10)
Marty picks running mate (Politics in Minnesota, 3/31/10)
Kelliher downplays gender – touts experience in battle for DFL endorsement (MinnPost.com, 3/31/10)
Will DFL choice come down to Kelliher vs. Rybak? (MinnPost.com, 3/31/10)
Legislators’ endorsements latest breakthrough for Rybak (MinnPost.com, 3/30/10)
Lobbyist cash flows to candidates with clout (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/30/10)
Kelliher campaign releases jobs plan (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/30/10)
Oberstar endorses Rukavina (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/30/10)
Legislators pass tax bill, adjourn for spring break (Politics in Minnesota, 3/29/10)
Budget cuts put dent in $1B deficit (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/29/10)
Rybak campaign in full swing (Politics in Minnesota, 3/29/10)
Undecideds wield power in governor’s race (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/27/10)
Marty explores faith in politics (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/27/10)
Entenza has a low profile, baggage and maybe enough money to overcome both (Politics in Minnesota, 3/26/10)
Seifert wants to cut local aid, but his votes don’t match campaign rhetoric (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/25/10)
Entenza to focus on education, economy (Brainerd Dispatch, 3/25/10)
Where do DFL candidates stand on convention “drop-off” rules? (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/25/10)
Emmer proposes MN constitutional amendment to require approval of all federal mandates (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/25/10)
No sign of optimism, state GOP is full of anger and rage (MinnPost.com, 3/24/10)
Entenza gearing up for August primary (MinnPost.com, 3/24/10)
Rukavina could be the biggest winner from Bakk’s exit (MinnPost.com, 3/23/10)
Bakk superdelegates will take time to pick another candidate (Politics in Minnesota, 3/23/10)
In dueling press conferences, parties debate new health care law (MinnPost, 3/23/10)
Bakk ends his campaign (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/20/10)
DFL field is crowded, but GOP is targeting Rybak (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/17/10)
More tax increase proposals probably on the way (Duluth News Tribune, 3/16/10)
Dean endorses Rybak (MinnPost.com, 3/15/10)
Top DFLers tout state health care reform (St. Paul Pioneer Press, 3/12/10)
Rybak says job creation top concern (Minnesota Daily, 3/11/10)
Audio: Political ambitions and the budget stalemate (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/11/10)
Thissen’s campaign gaining steam (Minnesota Daily, 3/11/10)
MN Family Council pushes marriage amendment, Marty pushes back (Minnesota Independent, 3/10/10)
No new taxes pledge – where do Seifert and Emmer Stand? (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/10/10)
Senjem endorses Seifert (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/10/10)
Contentious GOP primary bending Reagan’s 11th commandment (MinnPost.com, 3/10/10)
Bakk proposes expanding sales tax to include clothes (Pioneer Press, 3/4/10)
The pros and cons of moving up state primaries (MinnPost.com, 3/2/10)
Rukavina takes three delegates in disputed process (Bemidji Pioneer, 3/2/10)
Greater need, fewer education grants (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 3/2/10)
Some hope for improvement in new budget numbers (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/2/10)
An Iron Range delegate pact? (Politics in Minnesota, 3/1/10)
Minn. House expects to try for override of veto (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/1/10)
DFL Delegate chase totals (MN Progressive Project, 3/1/10)
Governor candidates split on MN nuclear moratorium (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/1/10)
FEBRUARY 2010
Emmer gets backing of GOP heavyweights (Pioneer Press, 2/26/10)
Emmer hits back at Seifert (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/26/10)
Seifert, Emmer face off in Rochester debate (Rochester Post Bulletin, 2/26/10)
Gov candidates tout their “country” credentials (Minnesota Public Radio, 2/26/10)
Seifert’s running mate takes off gloves, goes after Emmer (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/24/10)
DFL hits “pause” as veto looms (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/23/10)
Campaign 2010: Entenza running to restore MN education (Minnesota Daily, 2/23/10)
Hann endorses Seifert (Minnesota Public Radio, 2/22/10)
Siefert picks Lt Gov running mate (Politics in Minnesota, 2/18/10)
Hann drops out of GOP race (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/16/10)

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