Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty released his first television ad in the GOP primary campaign.

Tim Pawlenty takes on GOP opponent Jeff Johnson in his first ad

The ad is a sharply negative attack on the Hennepin County commissioner, who is his Republican primary opponent for governor.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen
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GOP's Erik Paulsen, in first TV ad, highlights break with Trump

July 11
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen used the first TV ad of his re-election campaign to highlight how he went against President Donald Trump in his opposition to mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
David and Charles Koch.
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Koch brothers' influence in Minnesota reaches beyond just campaigns

June 10
The billionaires' brand of free-market conservatism helps shape the state's — and the nation's — political, legislative, business and academic systems.
In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions
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In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions

July 17
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?
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Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?

June 12
With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in a this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
When state Rep. Ilhan Omar moved to run for the U.S. House, seven DFLers made the 11th-hour decision to run in one the most left-leaning legislative d
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Rep. Ilhan Omar's open seat draws wide pack of DFLers

July 14
Mohamud Noor hopes to maintain Somali-American voice at the State Capitol, but he's got plenty of company.
Jessica Alter, center facing the camera, and Peter Kazanjy, right, co-founded Tech for Campaigns — a volunteer network that provides training on dig
Politics

Tech workers want to give Democratic campaigns an update

July 14
Group from Silicon Valley is trying to bring Democratic candidates into the digital age.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies for Rep. Keith Ellison

July 13
Sanders called Ellison, running for Minnesota attorney general, a "personal friend" and "vigorous fighter."
State + Local

Double murderer has spot on ballot vying for Klobuchar's Senate seat

July 13
Yes, it's legal for the Stillwater inmate to run for federal office, even though he's serving a life sentence.