If they are Democrats, they must be talking about jobs. Creating jobs traditionally is a key Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party campaign issue, and the 2010 Minnesota governor’s primary race is no exception.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, a Mankato-area farm girl who now lives in Minneapolis and is wrapping up her fourth year as state House speaker, outlasted four other serious candidates through six ballots Saturday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. However, her name won't be the only only one on the DFL primary ticket in August.
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members left their weekend convention saying they were united, but signs of discord were evident early Sunday at a party celebrating Margaret Anderson Kelliher’s endorsement for gubernatorial candidate.
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher outlasted a slew of rivals Saturday night to emerge as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s choice for Minnesota governor — the first woman backed by a major party for the state’s highest elected office.
Regardless of what happens at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, DFLers likely will face at least four names on their Aug. 10 primary election ballots because some candidates say they will ignore delegates and challenge the convention endorsee.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness, City Council President Jeff Anderson, City Councilor at Large Dan Hartman and Second District City Councilor Patrick Boyle each endorsed R.T. Rybak’s campaign for Minnesota governor.
A Minnesota House DFL tax plan unveiled this morning would increase taxes $1.5 billion in the two-year budget that begins July 1. Photo: Reps. David Dill of Crane Lake (left) and Morrie Lanning of Moorhead share a laugh today before the Minnesota House Taxes Committee begins debating a bill raising taxes. Stacks of the bill are in the foreground. Don Davis / Forum Communications State Capitol Bureau
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