On its face, the race for Minnesota’s Senate District 9 shouldn’t be competitive. The sprawling Senate district stretches across four socially conservative counties in central Minnesota that have voted overwhelmingly for Republicans in past races.Read More »
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After adjourning in the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Minnesota House of Representatives plunged ahead with the bittersweet biennial ritual of retirement speeches from departing members.
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Today's 2010 campaign finance reports indicate some state legislative races were spendy affairs. We survey some of the marquee races.Read More »
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY EVENTS: Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership spotlights National Women and Girls in Sports Day. Noon, Capitol Rotunda. Bemidji Day at the Capitol. 10:30 a.m. Gov. welcomes celebrants in his reception room at 3:30 p.m. Address ...Read More »
Many Republican frosh have records of local civic service HD 15B: King Banaian King Banaian was surrounded by politics growing up in New Hampshire. The state is inundated with presidential hopefuls every four years, and Banaian was recruited at 15 to put flyers on doors for the George McGovern campaign.
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In some political attacks during this year's legislative campaign, the attacking party has been the one that's gotten bloodied.Read More »
Fundraising numbers are by no means the end all-be all indicator of a candidate's electoral success, but some recently released campaign finance reports reveal startling numbers that could point to several GOP takeovers in the state House.
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A negative mailing arrived in Republican state Senate candidate Dan Hall's district last weekend that caught him by surprise.
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The race in House District 12B is one of the most vigorously contested in the state. Two years ago incumbent DFLer Al Doty won re-election by just 76 votes -- the slimmest margin in the state. Now he faces a rematch against Republican Mike LeMieur.Read More »