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Governor: Sue Jeffers


SNAPSHOT
Sue Jeffers, who owns a bar on the University of Minnesota campus, has been a vocal opponents of efforts to limit or ban smoking in public. She's running as a Republican in the primary against Gov. Pawlenty. Jeffers says she has been disappointed with the leadership of Gov. Pawlenty and other party leaders. She says her campaign will focus on lower taxes and property rights. Jeffers has successfully led the efforts to scale back Hennepin County's smoking bans. She says her campaign will also focus on property rights and limited government.

In her loss to Gov. Tim Pawlenty in the September 2006 primary, Jeffers received about 11 percent of the Republican vote.

Candidate Bio

Sue Jeffers
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
Born:
October 3, 1956
Lifelong Minnesota resident.
Personal:
Mother of 3 children: Sara 19, Brett 16, Amy 15
Occupation:
Owner of Stub & Herbs Restaurant (Minneapolis) 1979-Present
Education:
Graduate Richfield High School 1975; University of Duluth 1975-1977; University of Minnesota 1977-1979 with a major in business and political science.
Major political experience:
None indicated.

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Links and Resources

Campaign Web site:
Document suejeffers.org

Candidate Pages

Finally, victory
Tim Pawlenty survived a scare and claimed a second term as Minnesota governor in come-from-behind fashion. His DFL opponent, Mike Hatch, conceded the race this morning. (11/08/2006)
Rudy Giuliani
With the final debate behind them, the candidates for governor hit the road Monday with a series of campaign stops to energize their voters and search out those who are still undecided. (11/06/2006)
Running for governor
Minnesota Public Radio's Nov. 5 gubernatorial debate between DFLer Mike Hatch, Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson and Republican incumbent Tim Pawlenty. ( 11/06/2006)
Tax topics took top billing Sunday night as the debate season closed in Minnesota's tight race for governor. (11/05/2006)
Democratic candidate Mike Hatch, the frontrunner in the race for Minnesota governor, took heat Friday from two rivals over a temper he displayed in the campaign's stretch run. (11/04/2006)
Mike Hatchlashed out at KSTP-TV by suggesting the station has an agenda because the station's owner, Stanley Hubbard, has contributed to a special interest group that is running TV ads that criticize him. (11/03/2006)
A recent Minnesota Public Radio/Pioneer Press poll suggests that only 7 percent of Minnesota voters haven't decided who they want to put in the governor's office for the next four years. That means 93 percent have made up their minds. Eight of those decided voters explain their decisions. (Midday, 11/03/2006)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, but he's locked in a close race with DFL candidate Mike Hatch. (11/03/2006)
Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson faces long odds in his race for Minnesota governor. But the public policy consultant is undaunted, because he says Minnesota voters want a change from politics as usual. (11/03/2006)
Democrat Mike Hatch sought to reassure voters of his expertise on ethanol on Thursday, a day after his running mate drew a blank when she was questioned in farm country about E-85. (11/02/2006)
Mike Hatch is well-known to Minnesotans as a scrappy -- sometimes confrontational -- politician, and he's embracing his bulldog image in his third run for the governor's office. (11/01/2006)
A new Minnesota Public Radio/St. Paul Pioneer Press poll shows the governor's race remains locked in a dead heat with just six days until the election. (11/01/2006)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with the three campaign managers for the major party candidates for Minnesota governor. (10/31/2006)
The poll shows Democrat Mike Hatch with 6-point lead over Republican Tim Pawlenty in the race for governor. (10/31/2006)
Minnesota's candidates for governor sparred Sunday night in their first televised debate of the campaign. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, DFL candidate Mike Hatch and the Independence Party's Peter Hutchinson disagreed on issues such as transportation, immigration and property taxes. (10/29/2006)