Election 2012

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Video: Memorable Recent Moments From Rep. Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann has been at the center of many memorable moments in Minnesota politics in recent years. Here is a collection of some of the most notable or most watched videos on WCCO.COM from recent years.


Rep. Kerry Gauthier

Ruling: Gauthier Had Right To Withdraw From Race

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the Democratic Party had the authority to put another candidate’s name on the ballot after Rep. Kerry Gauthier decided he would not seek re-election for his Duluth-area legislative seat.


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GOP’s Franson Keeps Slim Lead In House Recount

Republican Rep. Mary Franson is keeping a slim lead over her Democratic challenger in a recount of their western Minnesota state House race.


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Minn. Election Results To Get Sign-Off From Board

Most of Minnesota’s 2012 election results are on the verge of becoming official. The five-member State Canvassing Board planned to ratify vote counts for races across the state.



Will Politics Spoil Your Thanksgiving Day Dinner?

Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness.


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First Court, Then Recount Over 1-Vote Margin

Minnesota’s closest legislative race is headed for court before it reaches a probable recount.


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Graves Concedes 6th District Race To Rep. Bachmann

Democratic hotelier Jim Graves has conceded the election to incumbent Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, who has now won her fourth term in Congress.


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1 Vote Separates Candidates In MN District 8B

In a state that saw a number of extremely close races, none could’ve been closer than Minnesota’s Legislative District 8B. With more than 21,000 ballots cast, only one vote currently separates a Republican Minnesota House incumbent from her Democratic challenger.


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Ryan Loses VP But Wins Re-Election In Wis.

Paul Ryan came up short in his vice presidential bid, but he’s sure to remain a key leader of the Republican Party when he returns to Washington and the congressional seat he easily retained Tuesday night.


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GOP Wins Back Control Of Wis. State Government

Wisconsin Republicans have retaken full control of state government, winning majorities in both the Senate and Assembly and erasing Democrats’ gains in last summer’s recalls.


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Women, Minorities Help Obama Win In Wisconsin

Women and minorities helped President Obama secured Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes. Fifty-seven percent of women and 94 percent of blacks supported the president, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney drew a slight majority of male voters.


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Obama Victory Keeps Minnesota’s Blue Streak Going

Minnesota Republicans are probably tired of hearing that no GOP presidential candidate has carried the state since Richard Nixon in 1972.


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Minn. Rejects Amendment Requiring Photo ID To Vote

Minnesotans have rejected a constitutional amendment that would have required a photo ID before they could vote in future elections.


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Democrat Nolan Unseats Cravaack In NE Minn.

Democrat Rick Nolan has beaten Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK’) to recapture a northeastern Minnesota seat long considered Democratic turf.


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Bachmann Beats Graves In Minn.’s 6th District

Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann has beaten Democratic hotelier Jim Graves to win her fourth term in Congress.




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