Filing deadlines have passed, endorsement conventions are complete and we are getting ready for the statewide primary election on Tuesday, Aug, 10. In this week’s column I will address the following questions: How did the candidates get on the ballot? What is the party nomination and how is that different from party endorsement?
Minnesota has three major political parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) , the Republican Party (GOP), and the Independence Party (I). Minnesota has one minor party, the Green Party. All remaining political parties are, in fact, political committees.