Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson announced Donna Bergstrom as his lieutenant governor running mate Monday at a Capitol news conference.

GOP's Jeff Johnson picks Donna Bergstrom as running mate in governor's race

Red Lake Nation member is a retired Marine Corps intelligence officer.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty greeted supporters during his first public appearance after entering the race to seek a historic third term. He answered ques

Pawlenty laps GOP field with $1M in 3 weeks of fundraising

April 18
Tim Pawlenty has the money and name recognition to skip an unpredictable GOP endorsement convention and head straight to the primary.
Where the Minnesota governor candidates stood on total fundraising as of their 1Q 2018 filings.
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In governor's race, Walz leads fundraising with Pawlenty close behind

May 14
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has quickly eclipsed the rest of the Republican field in the race for governor. The crowded fundraising field is led by Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz.
Lifelong Republican Richard Painter announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate as a Democrat on Monday, April 30, 2018.
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Richard Painter exits GOP, launches bid against DFL Sen. Tina Smith

April 30
A Trump critic, he's running for Senate as a Democrat.
Senate campaign finance funds raised figures after the first quarter of 2018.
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In Senate races, Smith, Klobuchar fundraising juggernauts in full swing

May 14
It's rare to have two Senate seats on the ballot in a single year, but it's one of the reasons Minnesota is a state to watch come November.
Jim Hagedorn campaigned in Sleepy Eye in 2014. He won the Republican endorsement for the First Congressional District U.S. House seat on Saturday, Apr

Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan endorsed in First District

April 22
Hagedorn and Nelson will square off in the Aug. 14 primary. The winner will compete with Feehan to succeed U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat who is running for governor.
Fundraising totals for first and second house district candidates after the first quarter of 2018.
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In House races, among nation's most competitive, millions flow in

May 14
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota, and fundraising in the state's four most competitive districts is already off to a blistering start.

Pawlenty will not seek GOP endorsement in governor's race

May 16
He will skip the party's convention and focus on the August primary. Three other candidates are seeking the endorsement at the party's convention in June.