DFLer Mark Dayton has a 77 percent chance of winning the governor's race next month, according to Nate Silver, a statistics freak whose blog on political polling, FiveThirtyEight.com, has become a go-to site since the 2008 campaign.
By aggregating polling and using statistical models and demographic data, Silver said Republican Tom Emmer has a 23 percent chance of becoming Minnesota's next governor. Independence Party nominee Tom Horner's prospects are even dinner: zero chance of winning.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."