CAPITOL CHATTER Governor race recount? GOP takes Legislature
Minnesota voters may have handed elections officials another recount Tuesday in a governor's race that remained undecided early today.
And Republicans took control of both legislative chambers from... Posted on 11/3/10 at 4:23 AM
Minnesota's three main candidates focused on budget
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s three major governor candidates show a diverse portfolio to voters, who on Tuesday must decide which man would be best at solving the state’s worst-ever budget problem.
Candidates scramble to get every vote possible
ST. PAUL — A governor’s campaign argues a poll it lost is inaccurate, state auditor candidates squabble about being a bully and famed humorist Garrison Keillor tells Democrats his congressional candidate is more honest than her opponent.
Even with the state facing a $6 billion budget deficit, gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner has plans for economic growth that make the most of assets we already have and are smart about developing new strategies that give taxpayers the biggest bang for the buck.
All three would keep some form of local aid
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s three major governor candidates picked up their rural campaigns in recent weeks, after a barrage of Twin Cities debates and fund-raising needs keep them off the farm and out of many communities.
Candidate said he believes Emmer has tapped out his support
WILLMAR — With a wave of campaign momentum on his side, Tom Horner said the race for governor is now between himself and DFL’er Mark Dayton.
During a campaign stop Wednesday in Willmar, Independence Party candidate Horner said he believes Republican Tom Emmer has tapped out his base of support.
Carolyn Lange /Forum Communications Co.
, October 20, 2010
As I’ve read about, listened to and watched Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner vying to be Minnesota’s next governor, there is a stark contrast in their views about the dealing with the issues facing Minnesota
DULUTH — Tom Horner is not one of those candidates who always dreamed about being governor.
In fact, he gave the prospect little or no thought until 14 months ago. That was when he was at a social gathering, common for the then-public relations executive, and came upon Independence Party Chairman Jack Uldrich.
ALEXANDRIA — Two of the three major candidates for governor shared their views on education, eco-nomic development, local government aid and the state’s budget woes Monday night in Alexandria.
DFLer Mark Dayton and Independence candidate Tom Horner both agreed the state faces huge challenges ahead with an aging popula-tion, pressing transportation needs, inadequate education funding and rising health-care costs.
Al Edenloff/ Alexandria echo press
, October 05, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer detailed his plan for Minnesota education on Friday, saying he would hold school spending steady while waiting to pay back $1.4 billion in aid the state previously deferred.
BRIAN BAKST,Associated Press Writer
, September 10, 2010
DULUTH — It might seem hard, at first glance, for Minnesota’s three major candidates for governor to stand out from the pack: All three have graying hair, all three wear dark suits and all three are white men over 50.
John Myers, Duluth News Tribune
, September 07, 2010
BROOKLYN PARK — Mark Dayton could see Minnesota borrowing $1 billion to build and repair facilities, Tom Horner sees something closer to $400 million and Tom Emmer would give cities more options to fund their own projects.
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