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GOP’s Emmer Jumps Into Minn.’s 6th District Race

The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.”

06/05/2013

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Minn. Gov Seeker For Civil Unions Not Gay Marriage

An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.

04/25/2013

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Jim Graves Back In The Race

Jim Graves announced last week that he will run for a second time against Rep. Michele Bachmann. He joined Chad on Friday to discuss why he thinks he can win and what he will do differently the second time.

04/15/2013

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Bachmann Says ‘Political Motivations’ Behind Ethics Investigation

Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she’s confident she will be cleared in an ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential campaign.

04/09/2013

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Minneapolis Mayor Opens New Political Venture

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is opening a new political venture as he considers whether to seek a third term atop Minnesota’s largest city.

12/18/2012

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Talking Points: The 2012 Election Will Be A Toss-Up

A new Star Tribune poll shows a surge for Mitt Romney in Minnesota – the poll of likely voters puts Obama at 47 percent to Romney’s 44 percent — that is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

10/28/2012

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Romney Places TV Ads In Minnesota

Republican Mitt Romney is placing television ads in Minnesota, a move that pushes his presidential campaign into a state Democrats have held for more than three decades.

10/25/2012

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Talking Points: Graves Vs. Bachmann For 6th District

A new Star Tribune poll says that Rep. Michele Bachmann holds a six-point lead in her race against hotel executive Jim Graves. Of those surveyed, 51 percent favor Bachmann while 45 percent say they will vote for Graves.

10/21/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Left Out Of The Electoral College Battle

President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney are focusing all of their time on a handful of states, because the reality of this election is that the winner of the presidency may well lose the popular vote.

10/20/2012

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Even 20-Somethings Targeted In Distracted Driving Campaign

Fasten and focus; AAA Minneapolis hopes distracted drivers will pay attention to its new ad campaign.

10/17/2012

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The 6th District Race: Bachmann Vs. Graves

Minnesota’s sixth congressional district race is one of the hottest contested races in the country.

10/14/2012

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Klobuchar Enters Final Stretch With Almost $5M

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is expected to have a commanding financial advantage for the final weeks of her re-election campaign against Republican Kurt Bills.

10/12/2012

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Kline Has $1.4M For Last Push In Minn.’s 2nd Dist.

Republican Rep. John Kline has a healthy bank balance for the final weeks of his race against Democrat Mike Obermueller.

10/12/2012

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Behind The Ballot: Have We Seen The Last Of ‘Candidate’ Pawlenty?

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. An election year with some disappointments turned out well in the end for former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

09/27/2012

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Behind The Ballot: The Female Vote

So just what are the hottest races in Minnesota this election season? WCCO’s Laura Oakes goes Behind the Ballot.

09/27/2012

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