CAPITOL CHATTER Ron Paul adds mystery to GOP convention
Minnesota Republicans gather in St. Cloud this morning, with the official main event picking a candidate to face Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
But the main undercurrent may be how Ron Paul supp... Posted on 5/18/12 at 4:28 AM
Minnesota GOP ponders Capitol role
ST. PAUL (AP) — Booted from statehouse power, Minnesota Republicans must figure out whether their new role at the Capitol will be as the noisy opposition trying to impede the all-Democratic government, an accommodating minority content to scratch out small victories or something in between.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie uses state funds to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photographic identification, two Republican state senators allege in a complaint filed Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly any discussion of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race presumes Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a virtual lock for re-election, with such an advantage in money, name recognition and poll standing that some Republicans openly despair of their chances to keep her from a second term.
Former Mass. Governor edges out Santorum in Ill.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease Tuesday night, trumping Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Bill receives widespread business support
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota Republican tax priority is lowering and eventually eliminating a statewide property tax on businesses, but Democrats said they are funding the tax cut with money from poor, disabled and elderly renters.
Santorum touts faith, family and overcoming diversity during first Minn. visit
LUVERNE — At the Palace Theatre in Luverne, Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to a full house Monday night. He told the crowd they had the power to change a country that was leaning toward statism and socialism — that had become far from perfect.
Presidential hopefuls focus on upcoming caucus
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in search of their party’s presidential nomination are returning to campaign mode after a brief Christmas respite, with Rick Santorum planning a hunting trip with conservatives in Iowa and Mitt Romney phoning supporters.
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