The Romney and Obama campaigns are making their first ad buys on Minnesota television stations. That may reflect the tightening of the race here. Or, as some pundits suspect, the ads may be aimed at viewers in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Independent groups have been running ads on behalf of the candidates, but the new ones are the first purchased by the campaigns themselves.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has said he's not interested in being Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, yet at the same time he said he "would be honored to serve if asked." After delivering an address at the North Carolina Republican Convention, Pawlenty tried to explain his feelings on the matter.
The Minnesota Congresswoman told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she was doomed because the media focused on a few minor stumbles involving Elvis Presley and John Wayne. Bachmann dropped out of the race for the White House after a sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. She formally endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination Thursday.
The former Minnesota governor owed nearly $500,000 last fall after he dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination in August. Pawlenty has also filed papers to officially terminate his campaign committee. He supports Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in November.
Rick Santorum's stop in Fargo on Wednesday will come eight days after Minnesota Republicans helped breathe new life into his presidential campaign.
Tuesday night's Minnesota result was a humiliation to both Mitt Romney and former Governor Tim Pawlenty, a co-chair of Romney's presidential campaign. Romney went from winning Minnesota by 20 points four years ago to losing by 28 points this year.
Michele Bachmann says the Obama administration's new requirement that employers include contraception in their health plans helped make social issues a priority for Republicans on Tuesday. She says Rick Santorum's victories were "a shot across the bow" but the Congresswoman does not think Republican voters have made up their minds about who they want to challenge President Obama.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul rallied supporters of his Republican presidential bid in St. Cloud and Minneapolis. He emphasized his campaign themes of scaling back U.S. military involvement around the world and reining in federal spending.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says health care is the fundamental issue of the campaign. He criticized the high cost of "Romneycare" -- the plan Romney rolled out as governor of Massachusetts.
The Republican presidential candidate spoke about his faith in Eden Prairie, saying the country was built from the bottom up by faithful people. In Bemidji Santorum toured the plant that makes the sweater vests that have become the trademark of his campaign.
Minnesota Republicans went with Mitt Romney four years ago but some analysts think the party has grown more conservative since then. That could bode well for Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in their efforts to catch up to the front-running Romney.
A television ad paid for by the "Red, White, and Blue" PAC tries to link Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with President Obama, saying they've all backed big government and bailouts. The hero of the ad, Rick Santorum, is coming to Minnesota this weekend with campaign stops in Eden Prairie and Bemidji.
Is Mitt Romney a lock or can Newt Gingrich bounce back? Minnesota may hold the answer. Of all the states that vote in February, one analyst thinks those of us in North Star Land may provide the best test of Romney's momentum. A recent poll showed Gingrich leading here.
The Star Tribune reports the Republican presidential hopeful will make a campaign stop Saturday and Monday. Paul will hold town hall meetings in Rochester, Chanhassen, St. Cloud and Minneapolis. He is also running ads in Minnesota.
Four years ago Obama carried Minnesota by ten percentage points over Republican Sen. John McCain. Public Policy Polling finds the president with double-digit leads over each of the four men left vying for this year's Republican nomination.
Three different GOP races, three different winners. The reluctance of Republican voters to get behind a single candidate is good news for Minnesota's Feb. 7th primary. A tight race means more attention from candidates and the rest of the nation.
Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann was born and raised in Iowa. The presidential candidate is reminding Iowa's Republican caucus voters of those roots in her only TV ad airing less than 24-hours before Tuesday's caucuses. The Des Moines Register reports the spot started airing across the state Monday.
A profile of the Minnesota Congresswoman concludes that the steadfastness of her beliefs works both for and against her. Admirers say she tells it like it is. Occasionally, the facts disagree with her convictions.