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Some of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Minnesota House candidates line up behind House Speaker Paul Thissen and Majority Leader Erin Murphy on Monday morning, June 2, 2014. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

2014 election campaigns off and running: DL native now must face Republican opponents in primary fight

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 2014 election campaign really got underway Monday.

Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party domination of state government, while Democrats sought ways to keep almost total power in state government.

Both sides expressed optimism as they launched campaigns after weekend state political conventions. Statewide Republican-endorsed candidates flew around Minnesota, visiting the state's major media markets.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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