From the Star Tribune's Morning Hot Dish newsletter:
Former U.S. Senator for a few weeks Dean Barkley is now running for the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Barkley, a longtime Independence Party stalwart and one of the first to urge Jesse Ventura to run for governor, was Ventura’s appointee to the Senate after then-Sen. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash in 2002.
Barkley, who ran for U.S. Senate in 2008, said: “I decided to try a different approach.”
He said while he will be limited on how much he can campaign for the court, Minnesotans "know who I am and know how my mind works andI think I’ve got a good track record.”
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Rep. Erik Paulsen called for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, going further than many GOP lawmakers in the aftermath of a move that has roiled the Capitol over the last day.