A new poll finds former U.S. Senators Mark Dayton and Norm Coleman ahead of their rivals in the race to replace Tim Pawlenty as governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll found that 52 percent of likely Republican voters in Minnesota would support Coleman for the GOP nomination -- even though Coleman hasn't said whether he'll jump into the already-crowded race.
Support for all other GOP candidates was mired in the single digits.
Dayton is supported by 34 percent of likely Democratic voters, trailed by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, supported by 25 percent.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.
Chelsea Clinton made her first campaign stop in Minnesota Wednesday, visiting House DFL Leader Paul Thissen's south Minneapolis home with Gov. Mark Dayton to build support for her mother's presidential bid ahead of the March 1 caucuses.