CAPITOL CHATTER Political Notebook: Social media can trip politicians
Twitter and other social media are becoming intertwined with politics.
Two situations illustrated that in the past week, and showed the connection can be politically dangerous.
U.S. Rep. Anthony Wei... Posted on 6/20/11 at 2:26 AM
STAFF BLOG TALES FROM THE CHIEF Speaking with Tom Emmer
Until Monday, the only Republican candidate for Minnesota governor to visit the Daily Globe thus far as part of the current campaign was former state auditor Pat Anderson, who Tuesday opted to run for... Posted on 1/14/10 at 5:40 AM
WILLMAR — Sam Modderman doesn’t know exactly how many hours he and his staff spent preparing a cache of documents requested by Tom Emmer during the governor’s recount. But he knows the county hasn’t been paid for the work.
Pawlenty gives Governor-elect residential tour
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota’s governor-elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons around the governor’s residence.
ST. PAUL — One of Minnesota’s two governor hopefuls is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting with governors and White House officials, while representatives of the other are challenging ballots and thinking about challenging the election in court.
Democratic candidate ahead in quiet recount
ST. PAUL — Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race.
Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast. Dayton picked up 20 votes while Emmer lost four as 44.7 percent of Nov. 2’s votes were recounted Monday.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court this afternoon will hear arguments in Tom Emmer's case that claims not all 4,136 precincts' election judges made sure the number of ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election matched the number of people who voted.
GOP asks high court to reconcile ballot procedure
ST. PAUL — Tom Emmer said he wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure that the concept of one person, one vote was followed in this month’s governor election.
Governor wants candidates ready for office
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants his two would-be successors to informally begin the transition into the state’s top spot, but he also promises to remain in office as long as needed.
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