Star Tribune endorsements

The Star Tribune editorial board will make its endorsements for the 2018 primary starting Aug. 5.

August 8, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith took the stage to accept the DFL Party’s endorsement during its state convention in June.

Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Sen. Tina Smith stands out — quietly

She takes a thoughtful approach to working across the aisle.
August 8, 2018
Margaret Anderson-Kelliher at a debate last week among DFL candidates for the U.S. House seat for the Fifth District, which includes Minneapolis and a

Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Kelliher in Fifth Congressional District

Depth of experience, accomplishments sets her apart from rest of the field.
August 7, 2018
Former state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is one of five DFL candidates seeking the party nomination for Minnesota attorney general in the Aug.

Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Rothman for attorney general

State agency executive experience and passion for consumer protection gives him edge.
August 6, 2018

Editorial Board endorsement: Nelson for St. Paul's Fourth Ward

Shirley Erstad is also a strong candidate in special election race.
August 5, 2018
Tim Walz, left, is the Star Tribune Editorial Board's recommendation in the DFL Party primary election for governor. Tim Pawlenty, right, is the board

An explanation of the Editorial Board's endorsement process

Our first picks of the season: Walz, Pawlenty in governor's race.
August 5, 2018
Tim Walz kicked off an education tour with a video interview in his old classroom at West Mankato High School with fellow teachers and former students

Star Tribune endorsement for governor in DFL primary: Tim Walz

That role is critical in these divided times. He fits it.
August 4, 2018
Frmer Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Star Tribune endorsement for governor in GOP primary: Tim Pawlenty

Two-term former governor has shown he can handle job.
August 3, 2018
Doug Wardlow

Editorial Board endorsement: GOP's Wardlow for attorney general

Conservative cultural warrior will generate enthusiasm in primary.
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