We continued our Making sausage candidate series with lawyer Matt Pelikan today.  After a dramatic DFL convention, he was endorsed, but then the field became very crowded with candidates. Matt tells us what he thinks is important about the role of MN Attorney General. 


DFL Representative Debra Hilstrom is traveling the state talking with Minnesotans as she campaigns to become Minnesota's next Attorney General.  She stopped by the KBXE studio in Bemidji to discuss why she's running.


Representative Keith Ellison was visiting northern MN over the 4th of July holiday and stopped by KAXE to tell us why he is running for MN's Attorney General.

via Minnsota Brown credit: Jake Janski

 Sam Brodey is the Washington DC correspondent for Minn Post.  He was in Duluth Saturday April 14th to cover the lengthy DFL District 8 convention where after 10 rounds, no endorsement was made.  This is one of the most expensive and most watched races in the nation. 

Sometimes it's good to learn about the past to understand the present AND the future.  Does the present repeat the past or does it parallel the past?  Or neither?

In this installment Aaron and Chuck go more deeply into the origins of the Republican and Democratic parties, specifically in Minnesota.  They begin the conversation with Republican President Abraham Lincoln.