ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President Donald Trump "unhinged."
MORGAN The five major candidates for Minnesota governor chased support from rural voters on Wednesday, promising to partner with farmers and the food industry as they made their first and only joint appearance ahead of next weeks primary election.
Minnesota voters looking for a clear choice on the gun issue from the leading candidates for governor wont get it until the November election.
Ahead of next weeks primary election, the five contenders in the governors race are pitching their appeals to their respective party bases, which tend to drastically differ on whether there should be tighter limits on access to guns.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty has raised nearly seven times as much money as his GOP rival Jeff Johnson so far this year, while U.S. Rep. Tim Walz continues to lead the pack of Democratic candidates in total fundraising as the primary election looms.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty launched his own podcast on Wednesday as his way of updating voters on the goings-on in his Senate campaign.
"I want you to hear straight from me, that's why we've started the "Pawcast" - a podcast to keep you updated on what's happening on the campaign.
Tim Pawlenty’s lieutenant governor has endorsed his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, for the state’s top political job.
Former Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau, who served two terms with Pawlenty, said Friday she supports Johnson over her old boss in the Minnesota governor’s race.
Heres a tiny Minnesota political quiz: Quickly dont think long or hard name a candidate for governor of Minnesota in 2018.
If you said Tim Pawlenty, youve helped me make todays point.
Hard-fought contests for governor are in progress in both parties, with three DFLers and four Republicans in the serious-contender echelons.
Anyone who thinks former Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a done deal for getting in the 2018 U.S. Senate race to take on soon-to-be Sen. Tina Smith is mistaken, a GOP source said last week.