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Gay Marriage Campaign Comes To Minn. State Fair

It’s called the Great Minnesota Get-together, but this year both sides in the campaign over the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are trying to make it the Great Minnesota Conversation.

08/23/2012

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Reality Check: $500M Already Spent On Political Ads

The 2012 Presidential campaign set a record this week, but it’s one that calls for a Reality Check. The campaigns and their supporters have already spent as much money so far – it’s only mid-August — as they did for the entire 2008 campaign.

08/17/2012

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Biden, Romney Coming To Minnesota Next Week

The campaign trail is heating up all across the nation as we get closer to the November elections, and two big names are headed to Minnesota next week.

08/16/2012

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Cravaack, Nolan Trade Jabs As Race Takes Shape

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is kicking off his re-election campaign in northeastern Minnesota after Democratic primary voters chose former Rep. Rick Nolan as his opponent.

08/15/2012

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Romney To Raise Money In Minnesota

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to Minnesota for a fundraising appearance. An invitation says Romney will be in Minnesota on Aug. 23 to raise money for his campaign.

08/07/2012

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Nolan, Anderson Lag In Fundraising In Dem Primary

Two Democrats running in a northeastern Minnesota primary are lagging in the money chase.

07/16/2012

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Talking Points: Presidential Election Takes Negative Turn

The presidential election has taken a decidedly negative turn this past week, with the fierce debate over when Mitt Romney left his job at Bain Capitol.

07/15/2012

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Dayton Report Shows $83K Raised So Far In ’12

Gov. Mark Dayton has released his fundraising to date for 2012 showing he collected almost $83,000 and spent about $63,000 of it, leaving about $20,000 in the bank.

04/13/2012

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Minn.’s Bachmann Reports $650K Banked For Campaign

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has turned her attention to restocking her congressional campaign account and says she brought in more than $550,000 so far in 2012.

04/13/2012

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Talking Points: The Economy And The Election

With all the focus on the Republican candidates, President Obama is putting together re-election campaign offices around the country including one here in Minnesota.

04/08/2012

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Bachmann Owes $1 Million In Campaign Debt

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann owes more than $1 million from her unsuccessful bid to become the Republican presidential nominee.

03/23/2012

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U Of M’s In-Your-Face Safe Drinking Campaign

Colleges have been concerned about student drinking for years, but this month, the University of Minnesota is trying a new approach, with an in-your face awareness campaign spread all over campus trying to get friends of drinkers to step up.

03/08/2012

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Dem Clark Says She’ll Run In Minn. 8th Primary

A candidate in Minnesota’s closely watched 8th congressional district race says she’ll take her campaign for the Democratic nomination directly to a summer primary.

03/08/2012

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Ron Paul Invests In Minn. In Search Of 1st GOP Win

Ron Paul has invested days of campaigning and money for television ads ahead of caucuses in Minnesota, where he’s hoping he can eke out the first win of his Republican presidential campaign.

02/07/2012

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Bachmann Chooses Kroll To Run Campaign

Rep. Michele Bachmann has named Chase Kroll to run her campaign for a fourth term in the U.S. House.

02/06/2012

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1-On-1 With GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

A day after his victory in Florida, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney brought his campaign to Minnesota just five days before our state’s caucuses.

02/01/2012

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Romney Supports Automatic Hikes In Minimum Wage

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney renewed his support Wednesday for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position sharply at odds with traditional GOP business allies, conservatives and the party’s senior lawmakers.

02/01/2012

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Bachmann Reports Campaign Debt Of About $90K

The campaign of former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday it had about $90,000 in debt at the end of 2011 in the final days before Iowa’s precinct caucuses.

01/31/2012

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Santorum Plans Campaign Event In Minnesota

Out of the Florida hunt, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum plans two Midwestern stops Monday, including one in Minnesota

01/29/2012

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Politico Reporter Analyzes South Carolina and Florida Primaries

Politico national campaign reporter James Hohmann joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday.

01/23/2012

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DeBlog: What Can You Do With Leftover Campaign $$?

On Twitter this morning, Jason Douglas asked, “What happens to the remaining money a candidate possesses after they drop out of the Presidential race?”

01/04/2012

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Seasons Of Hope: Find Ways To Give

WCCO has a goal to bring awareness to giving during the holiday season. We hope to inspire our community to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others through stories.

12/09/2011

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Cain Suspends Campaign Shifting GOP Race

A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.

12/03/2011

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Campaign China-Bashing Obscures Real Problems

It’s open season on China in the Republican race for the presidential nomination, and Mitt Romney is leading the charge. Newt Gingrich and some other candidates are on his heels, painting China as the bogeyman responsible for America’s economic ills.

10/17/2011

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Pawlenty Says He Should’ve Stayed In The Race

Former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty is back home from the presidential campaign trail — and talking.

10/11/2011

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