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Between Jan. 1 and May 31, Gov. Tim Walz’s reelection campaign raised nearly $1.8 million and now has $4.46 million on hand heading into the summer. Republican challenger Scott Jensen raised about $472,000 in the same period and had $663,000 on hand as of May 31.
With Democratic President Joe Biden slumping in the polls and soaring inflation souring voters' moods, Republicans are expected to win control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate.
Republican Scott Jensen urges tougher penalties for repeat offenders, screening for judges in safety plan
The candidate for Minnesota governor broke with members of his party in leaving out what state lawmakers have deemed a top concern in public safety: more funding for police agencies.
With President Joe Biden slumping in the polls and soaring inflation souring voters' moods, Republicans are expected to win control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate.
Candidate filing complete: Check out who's running for office in Becker, Otter Tail and Wadena Counties
As candidate filing for state and county-wide offices closed on May 31, many challengers have arisen to face off with local incumbents in the November election. See who's going to be on the ballot this November, and check out which candidates have filed for state legislative seats that may include a party primary challenge on Aug. 9.
In congressional and local races across the United States, Republicans have seized upon calls by progressives to reduce police department budgets and other liberal criminal justice policies to paint almost all Democratic candidates as lenient on crime.
Minnesota candidates for office faced a Tuesday, May 31, deadline to file. The results firmed up some head-to-head matches, while adding new dynamics to others.
Hepola announced that he was dropping out of the race Tuesday, just ahead of the deadline to file.
Fifty-seven state lawmakers announced that they would leave their seats due to redistricting, desires to seek another office or for personal reasons. The exits include some of the Capitol's best-known deal makers, opening room for one of the largest crops of new freshman legislators in decades.
Gov. Tim Walz and DFL lawmakers said that lawmakers should weigh changes to the state's gun laws during a special session, while Republicans noted that mental health was a more pressing issue in the Uvalde, Texas, shooting.
While Trump's candidates have had mixed success so far this year in party primaries, many Republican voters still embrace Trump's false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, as well as his right-wing, "America First" populist ideology.
The GOP candidates addressed hundreds gathered Monday on the Capitol steps after Scott Jensen and several others officially registered with the scretary of state to run in 2022. Jensen, a former state senator and Chaska family-practice physician skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines and restrictions, started campaigning for governor in 2021.