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Candidates Press Hard For Votes As End Nears

The grueling fall campaign is nearing the finish line, with candidates searching for the votes that might make the difference between euphoria and despair Tuesday night.

11/03/2014

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Political Candidates See Opportunity At State Fair

Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.

08/21/2014

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Johnson Says He Won’t Go Negative On GOP Rivals

Endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he doesn’t intend to wage a negative campaign against three fellow GOP hopefuls who are challenging him in an August primary.

06/02/2014

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Board Firms Wall Between Minn. Candidates, Groups

Minnesota campaign regulators reinforced a wall of separation between candidates and outside political groups Tuesday, issuing an opinion that discourages them from cooperating on fundraising that could eventually pour money back into the politicians’ races and likely violate state law.

02/11/2014

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GOP Picks Early Favorites For Senate, Governor

The Republican candidates for governor and senator who won bellwether straw polls among crowded fields sought Wednesday to capitalize on the early show of support from party activists.

02/05/2014

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Minn. Campaigns, Parties Stock Up For 2014 Clash

Newly filed fundraising reports show money is already flowing fast into the tanks of Minnesota candidates, parties and outside groups to pay for manpower, mailings and TV commercials this campaign season. Among governor hopefuls, incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton had the biggest haul and more socked away than his seven Republican challengers combined. Democratic party units were in a generally stronger position than their GOP counterparts.

02/03/2014

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11-5-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

It’s Election Day and Dave and Blois Olson run down the big races….

11/05/2013

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Talking Points: Ranked-Choice Voting & The Mayor’s Race

Saturday’s DFL Convention in Minneapolis failed to nominate a candidate for mayor. That means that all six DFL candidates are expected to run in the November election.

06/16/2013

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Gridlock? Not Me, Say Minn. Legislative Candidates

State Sen. Benjamin Kruse didn’t boast to voters in Brooklyn Park about how GOP lawmakers won last year’s stare down with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to erase a huge deficit without raising taxes. He didn’t bring up the government shutdown that preceded the budget deal, as he campaigned door to door last week.

10/21/2012

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Minnesota Primaries One Week Away

One week from today, Minnesota voters go to the polls in a primary election to narrow the list of candidates for the November campaigns.

08/07/2012

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Talking Points: Minnesota A Must-Win For Obama?

There’s just 100 days away from the election and a new poll shows President Obama is the more likeable candidate.

07/29/2012

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A Few Hundred Candidates Vying For Minn. Offices

A few hundred Minnesotans will see their name on a 2012 election ballot seeking state legislative, federal or judicial office.

06/05/2012

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Minn. Candidates Begin Filing To Run For Office

Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress.

05/22/2012

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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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Courted By Candidates, Minn. GOP Voters Study Up

Normally overlooked, Minnesota Republicans reveled in a chance to sway a party presidential nominating contest in Tuesday night caucuses that for once were on the radar of all the major contenders.

02/07/2012

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Bachmann ‘Not Ready’ To Endorse Candidate

One of the The biggest local political stories this week is the announcement by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District.

01/29/2012

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Anything Can-Happen Feel In Iowa’s 2012 Vote

The race for the Republican presidential nomination is deeply unsettled with an anything-can-happen feel six weeks before Iowans start the state-by-state process of choosing a GOP challenger for President Barack Obama.

11/20/2011

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Voters Winnow Fields For 2 Open Minn. Senate Seats

Voters in Minneapolis and the Brooklyn Park area are narrowing their choices to fill two open Minnesota Senate seats in special primary elections on Tuesday.

09/13/2011

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GOP Candidates In SC Vow To Carry Tea-Party Banner

Pledging fidelity to the Constitution and vowing to carry the tea party’s banner to Washington, the Republicans chasing the GOP’s presidential nomination are pitching themselves as the strongest candidate to roll back four years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.

09/05/2011

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Fundraising A Sign Of 2012 Candidates’ Viability

The financial picture for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination race began coming into clearer focus with Friday’s deadline for candidates to report how much cash they have in the bank and how many bills they have to pay.

07/15/2011

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Brooklyn Park Mayoral Candidates Face Finish Line

The 12 candidates running to be the next mayor of Brooklyn Park now have less than a week to woo voters before residents vote on Saturday.

04/24/2011

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2 Possible Minn. GOP Candidates For Senate Emerge

Two Minnesota Republicans who ran on the party’s statewide ticket last fall emerged Tuesday as possible candidates in a 2012 U.S. Senate campaign that so far lacks any declared GOP candidates.

04/19/2011

Three Candidates For Governor Debate

Minnesota’s three contenders for governor are weighing in on youth bullying.

10/10/2010

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