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Daudt and Peppin elected Minnesota House leaders

blogs.mprnews.org — Republicans have chosen Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Current and incoming members of the House Republican caucus elected Daudt, the current minority leader, in a closed meeting at the State Office Building. They also elected Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, to be the next majority leader.

Cornish ponders Walz challenge in 2016

blogs.mprnews.org — State Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, says he's thinking about challenging DFL Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish said he's talking to people about a possible run early with the hope of building a solid campaign. "I don't want to have an ineffective campaign and raise a few dollars and put out a minimal effort," Cornish said.

Three candidates want to be GOP House Speaker

blogs.mprnews.org — There are three candidates running to become the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Republicans will meet privately tomorrow in to elect the people they will put up as leaders once the next legislative session starts in January. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, former Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, and Rep.

With divided government, Dayton and GOP say they're willing to meet halfway

mprnews.org — Election 2014 Full coverage and comprehensive results After two years of Democratic control Minnesota is about to return to divided government. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, won a second term on Tuesday, but Republicans regained control of the Minnesota House.

House Republicans will meet Friday to elect leaders

blogs.mprnews.org — Republicans who won control of the Minnesota House in Tuesday's election, will meet on Friday to elect a new speaker of the house and majority leader. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says he's seeking the position of speaker. Former House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, has also been mentioned as a candidate for speaker.

The race for governor: Different visions, few specifics

mprnews.org — Live blog Election 2014 news as it happens Minnesota voters are deciding today whether to give Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a second term, or whether to allow his Republican challenger, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, a chance to reverse course.

DFLers rally voters on Iron Range as campaign time runs out

mprnews.org — Democrats make last-minute pitches to voters in the not-as-blue-as-it-used-to-be 8th Congressional District.

Cheat sheet: Minnesota House races to watch

blogs.mprnews.org — The candidates for Minnesota House will be spending the weekend before Election Day knocking on doors, making phone calls and handing out campaign flyers. Officials with both parties say the race for control of the House is a toss-up. Democrats currently control the House and are working to build a firewall around about 20 seats.

Severson says his campaign website was hacked

blogs.mprnews.org — Republican secretary of state candidate Dan Severson says his campaign website was hacked on Wednesday night. He said technology experts told him the problem came from an outside group that they have not yet identified. But Severson says the timing of the incident raises questions about whether there was a political motivation behind the crash.

Johnson details plan for state audit if elected governor

mprnews.org — Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson is adding a few more specifics to his plan to hire an outside auditor to examine the effectiveness of state programs. Election 2014: Full coverage | Select a Candidate | Find your polling place | Daily politics newsletter | Capitol View An auditor should be able to go through each state program and determine whether it's fulfilling the task it was created to do, said Johnson, adding the audit would likely cost several million dollars in taxpayer money.
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Nov 27, 2014

@annieanyway ask them how many accountants are on the front lines of life writing the rough draft of history. Follow your dreams.

Nov 25, 2014

@janashortal @JulieNelsonKARE Is he asking you for good coverage? What does Santa have to hide?

Nov 25, 2014

RT @SI_PeterKing: The SI video series "Underdogs" is very cool. Watch this, about the end of a famed Pa. HS football rivalry: si.com/underdogs/seas…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @timpugmire: Ritchie reflects on 2014 vote, past eight years | Capitol View | Minnesota Public Radio News bit.ly/1FojK3X

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Stowydad: Official 2014 turnout was 50.5% of eligible voters in Minnesota, lowest in quite some time pic.twitter.com/HLNHe9dLK3

Nov 25, 2014

RT @timnelson_mpr: The second coming of electronic pulltabs in Minnesota, in one easy chart, courtesy @pilotplay: pic.twitter.com/LyGl32mT9W

Nov 24, 2014

RT @NPRrussell: .@stlpublicradio is uploading the grand jury evidence and testimony document-by-document here: apps.stlpublicradio.org/ferguson-proje…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @b_stahl: That grand jury records, testimony, etc. are almost always sealed continues to boggle my mind.

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nprpolitics: Follow the latest from @nprnews here: Ferguson Jury: No Charges For Officer In Michael Brown's Death n.pr/11Qd8wl

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