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Pawlenty predicts close MN race on Feb 6, 2012 in Bill Salisbury, Political Animal  Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty today predicted Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will run a close race in the presidential straw poll at Minnesota’s Republican precinct caucuses Tuesday night. “I could easily see a scenario where th...



Tight race for GOP presidential hopefuls in Minnesota; Santorum with slight edge on Feb 5, 2012 in Political AnimalIt looks like Minnesota's Republican presidential straw poll on Tuesday could be a close one. A poll released today by Public Policy Polling has all four candidates within 10-percentage points of each other. Rick Santorum with a small edge with 29...



Dayton taps mayoral advisory group on tax reform on Feb 2, 2012 in Political AnimalGov. Mark Dayton has tapped a group of Minnesota mayors to advise him on tax reform proposals he plans to submit to the Legislature next year. The 15-member Tax Reform Advisory Group for Local Government Aid is co-chaired by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. R...



Ron Paul, Rick Santorum in Minnesota this weekend on Feb 2, 2012 in Political AnimalRepublican presidential hopefuls Ron Paul and Rick Santorum will hit the campaign trail in Minnesota this weekend. Paul, the Texas Congressman, will be here Saturday. He has a town hall scheduled for 11 a.m. at Mayo High School in Rochester. He'll...



GOP proposes ‘right-to-work’ constitutional amendment on Feb 2, 2012 in Political AnimalSen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, and Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, on Thursday proposed a constitutional amendment that would forbid contracts that require workers to join unions or pay union dues. “To me, this is the most important pro-jobs b...



DFL adds to job-creation plans on Feb 1, 2012 in Doug Belden, Political AnimalHouse DFLers tacked on some additional proposals to their party’s plan to grow jobs in the state Wednesday. The proposals, released by a group led by Rep. Tim Mahoney of St. Paul, a Democratic leader on the Jobs and Economic Development Finance co...