Don Davis, Forum News Service
ST. PAUL—It is impossible to listen to Minnesota Gov.
Minnesota Republicans seldom duke it out in primary elections, but the Aug. 12 vote features a pair of GOP contests worth watching. In the Republican U.S. Senate race, unlikely party endorsee Mike McFadden will face Jim Abeler, who received little support at the party convention but who may benefit from what is expected to be an increasingly harsh campaign Democrats will wage again McFadden. Since McFadden, a party outsider, announced he was running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Democrats have made no secret that he has been the candidate they most fear.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition. Mike McFadden, the moneyed candidate, won. Candidate Chris Dahlberg had about $40,000 in his campaign...
By Don Davis Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Minnesota Republican who grew up in Detroit Lakes and now is commissioner in the state’s largest county became the party’s...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Twin Cities businessman Mike McFadden took the Republican endorsement to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in a come-from-behind victory this afternoon. "I look forward to taking the fight to Al Franken," he said after being declared the winner. Vote totals between him and the only other remaining candidate, St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg, were not immediately released. The win came on the Republican state convention's 10th ballot.