STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER One GOP chairman candidate drops out, another drops in
One candidate for Minnesota Republican Party dropped out Friday after being arrested a day earlier while a colorful former legislator got into the race to lead a party facing financial woes.
Hearing ... Posted on 12/16/11 at 11:59 PM
Duane Jackson, vice chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, lost his bid for another term representing the Mission District in Tuesday’s primary election, and two tribal members who have clashed with Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. will face off next month in the Fort Totten District.
John Cowles Jr., former publisher and chairman of the Star Tribune newspapers and a philanthropist who helped shape the cultural community of the Twin Cities by pushing for facilities like the Guthrie Theater and the Metrodome, has died. He was 82.
The director of North Dakota’s Republican Party has resigned.
Paul Sorenson left the job this past week. State Republican chairman Gary Emineth said Sorenson left on good terms. He said Sorenson quit for personal reasons.
Many predict that the Minnesota governor candidates in the Legislature, including House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher who more than anyone can affect the tone of the session, will want to get out early and hit the campaign trail. On the other hand, some Capitol insiders claim that the candidates will feel they can get more free publicity by filibustering at the Legislature, so the crowded race actually could prolong the session.
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