How confident is the DGA that Dayton will be governor?
December 1, 2010 — 6:13pm
Democratic not-a-governor Mark Dayton certainly seems to be considered a governor-elect according to the Democratic Governors Association.
Note only did the association invite him to their meeting of governor's Wednesday, he got a vote in the election of the new DGA chair, according to a Dayton spokeswoman, and check out his photo in the list of "new governors" from the DGA's Web site:
In the Republican Governors Association's Web map of wins on Nov. 2 it says only "TBA" for Minnesota. It appears that map hasn't been updated since early November.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.