Election officials finished re-tallying votes in the House District 8B race on Thursday, finding one additional vote for Rep. Mary Franson in the process and widening her lead over Democratic candidate Bob Cunniff to 12 votes. Cunniff conceded the race to Franson late Thursday afternoon. The State Canvasing Board will meet on Dec. 4 to certify the results.
The State Canvassing Board on Tuesday met and unanimously approved the Nov. 6 election results, with the exception of the House District 8B race and the Senate District 20 race. The margin between candidates in both races was less than one half of 1 percent, the margin needed to trigger an automatic recount. Both recounts are expected to be completed by Friday.
At least two close races for the Minnesota Legislature -- Senate District 20 and House District 8B -- appear to fall within the half percent margin required to trigger an automatic recount.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: October 3, 2012
Tags: Al Doty, Bill Glahn, Carl Kuhl, David Gaither, Gregg Peppin, Keith Downey, Michael Dudley, Michael Kaess, Mike Kennedy, Paul Gazelka, Paul Koering, Rick Weible, Terri Bonoff, Terry Jacobson, Tom Horner
It was one of the first questions a voter asked of two suburban Minnesota House candidates at a recent forum: How were they planning to vote on the two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall?
by Charley Shaw
Published: October 3, 2012
Tags: Alliance for a Better Minnesota, Andy Welti, Benjamin Kruse, Breanna Bly, campaign finance, Chamber of Commerce, Connie Doepke, Dave Bishop, Dave Hancock, Dave Osmek, David Bly, Diane Anderson, Doug Wardlow, Freedom Club, Jack Krage, Jeremy Miller, Jim Carlson, John Hoffman, Kathy Saltzman, Kevin Dahle, Kirk Stensrud, Maria Ruud, Michael Dudley, Mike Benson, NFIB, Pam Wolf, Pat Stallman, Pro Jobs Majority, Roger Erickson, Sandy Masin, Susan Kent, Ted Daley, Ted Lillie, Tina Liebling, Yvonne Selcer
The campaign finance reports released last week show that political action committees large and small have been funneling lots of money into legislative races.
by Paul Demko
Published: March 7, 2012
Tags: Andrew Falk, Bill Hilty, Bob Barrett, Bob Dettmer, Branden Petersen, Bruce Ahlgren, Carol McFarlane, Carolyn McElfatrick, Connie Doepke, Doug Magnus, Eric Pratt, Frank Hornstein, Gary Dahms, Glenn Gruenhagen, Jason Isaacson, Jesse Berglund, Joe Arwood, John Carlson, John Persell, Julie Rosen Al DeKruif, Karin Housely, Katie Sieben, Larry Howes, Lyle Koenen, Marion Greene, Martha Weaver, Mary Liz Holberg, Matt Dean, Michael Dudley, Michelle Benson, Mike Jungbauer, Mike Sundin, Paul Torkelson, Peggy Scott, Pete Radosevich, Peter Strohmeier, Ray Vandeveer, redistricting, Rick Olseen, Roger Crawford, Ron Shimanski, Sean Nienow, Steve Smith, Ted Liliie, Terry McCall, Tom Anzelc, Tom Saxhaug, Tony Cornish
House and Senate races across the state are rapidly shaking out after the release of the 2012 legislative map last month. And with local endorsing conventions set to take place throughout March, incumbents and challengers alike have little time to make decisions about their political futures.
by Paul Demko
Published: March 5, 2012
Tags: 2012 legislative races, Al DeKruif, Andrew Falk, Bev Scalze, Bill Hilty, Bob Barrett, Bob Dettmer, Bruce Ahlgren, Carol McFarlane, Carolyn McElfatrick, Connie Doepke, Doug Magnus, Frank Hornstein, Gary Dahms, Glenn Gruenhagen, Jason Isaacson, Jesse Berglung, Joe Arwood, Joe Gimse, John Carlson, John Marty, John Persell, Julie Rosen, Kevin Dahle, Larry Howes, Lyle Koenen, Marion Greene, Mary Jo McGuire, Mary Liz Holberg, Matt Dean, Michael Dudley, Michael Jungbauer, Michelle Benson, Mike Sundin, Paul Gardner, Paul Torkelson, Pete Radosevich, Peter Strohmeier, Ray Vandeveer, Roger Crawford, Ron Shimanski, Ted Lillie, Ted Suss, Terry McCall, Tom Anzelc, Tom Saxhaug, Tony Cornish
House and Senate races across the state are rapidly shaking out following the release of new legislative maps.