Election 2012

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Roseville Cookie Poll Gives Romney The Edge

It’s not at all scientific, but it is delicious: A Minnesota bakery is offering Obama and Romney cookies to test its customers’ preference in the presidential race.

11/06/2012

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Wis. Voters Face Tight Senate, Presidential Races

Wisconsin Republicans are hoping that a native son on the ticket in Tuesday’s presidential election will be the answer to ending their 28-year losing streak, which dates back to when Ronald Reagan won re-election in a nationwide landslide.

11/06/2012

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Duluth Precinct Supplies Outdated Ballot

Election officials in Duluth say they have scrambled to replace a bad ballot that was briefly supplied to voters in one precinct. The ballot listed a Democratic state lawmaker whose name had been removed after he decided not to seek re-election.

11/06/2012

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Some May Suffer From Post-Election Depression

Once the election results are in, you might find yourself very happy or very disappointed, depending on the outcome. It may be difficult to mask how you are feeling when you are around your co-workers or people with whom you’d rather not talk politics.

11/06/2012

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5 Things To Know About Minnesota’s Election

Minnesota voters are weighing in on dozens of races, including ballot initiatives about gay marriage and voter ID, the presidential race, representatives for Congress and the U.S. Senate.

11/05/2012

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Q&A: Minnesota’s Marriage Amendment

After a long and expensive campaign about the definition of marriage, Minnesotans vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended to prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the state.

11/05/2012

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Minnesota Parties Watching Polls Like Never Before

Minnesota’s political parties are gearing up to watch the polls like never before on Tuesday, after back-to-back statewide recounts in 2008 and 2010.

11/05/2012

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History Shows Democrats Can Count On Minnesota

Minnesota has historically been a place a Democratic presidential nominee could count on. Through presidential landslides and squeakers, the party’s nominee has won the state in every presidential election since 1976.

11/05/2012

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Patients At Regions Hospital Vote Absentee

An unplanned trip to the hospital in Minnesota won’t leave you without an opportunity to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s pivotal election.

11/05/2012

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MN May Lead U.S. In Voter Turnout Yet Again

If the numbers that have come across the desk of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie are correct, the state is on track to again lead the U.S. in voter turnout.

11/05/2012

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Minn. Comes Into Focus In Final Days To Election

A major independent group working to elect Republican Mitt Romney is entering Minnesota’s TV market just days before Election Day with a $1.4 million ad buy, and former President Bill Clinton will make his second trip to the state in less than a week on Sunday.

11/02/2012

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Neighbors Speak Out Against Chair-Lynching Display

Neighbors are speaking out against a Rochester family’s yard display which features an empty chair hanging from a noose tied to a tree. They created the display after the RNC, when Clint Eastwood addressed an empty chair meant to represent Barack Obama.

10/31/2012

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Ryan’s Challenger Campaigns Against … No One

Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a spotlight in Virginia talking about why he should be the next vice president.

10/31/2012

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Candidate Guilty Of Marijuana Sales Still In Race

A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could “throw a few complications” into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he’s committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles.

10/31/2012

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Minn. Autism Advocate Criticizes GOP’s Cravaack

An autism advocate accused Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack on Monday of revealing his son’s autism to get sympathy as he faces questions about his Minnesota ties in a tight congressional race.

10/29/2012

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Clinton To Campaign Across Midwest In Final Week

Former President Bill Clinton is headed for the Midwest this week to campaign for Democratic President Barack Obama in a swing that will take him to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

10/29/2012

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Gay Marriage Ban Foes Tap Kriesel For TV Ad

The campaign trying to defeat Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is releasing a new TV ad featuring John Kriesel, a Republican state lawmaker and a military veteran who lost his legs in Iraq.

10/26/2012

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SCSU Survey: More Voting No On Marriage Amendment

According to a new survey of 600 randomly-chosen Minnesotans of voting age, St. Cloud State University pollsters found that of likely voters, 51 percent planned to vote against the constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

10/25/2012

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Wis., Romney Campaign Settle Ballot Lawsuit

The state of Wisconsin has settled a federal lawsuit brought by Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign seeking more time for military and overseas voters in Wisconsin to return ballots that were sent past a federal deadline.

10/24/2012

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9/11 Becomes Issue For Ads In Wis. Senate Race

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have suddenly become a major issue in Wisconsin’s surprisingly tight U.S. Senate race. Tommy Thompson invoked Sept. 11 in a statewide television advertisement on Tuesday, attacking Democratic challenger Tammy Baldwin.

10/24/2012

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Milwaukee Election Officials Didn’t Check List

More than 200 people who registered to vote at the polls in Milwaukee on the first day of in-person early voting were not checked against a list of felons ineligible to vote. The mistake was discovered Monday, the first day of in-person early voting in the state.

10/23/2012

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Obermueller Trails Kline In Cash In 2nd District

Democrat Mike Obermueller has less to spend than Republican Rep. John Kline heading into the final stretch of their campaign in Minnesota’s 2nd District. Obermueller’s campaign reported Monday that he had $370,000 in the bank at the start of October.

10/15/2012

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Nolan Raises More Than Cravaack, But Has Less

Democrat Rick Nolan collected slightly more money than Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the latest quarter, but had significantly less in the bank for the final weeks of a hard-fought race in northeastern Minnesota.

10/12/2012

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Rep. Ellison, Chris Fields Debate On WCCO Radio

The candidates in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on a number of issues, and it was made evident today live on WCCO Radio.

10/11/2012

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Wis. Lawmaker Explains ‘Easy Rape’ Comment

Republican state Rep. Roger Rivard said his comments relaying advice his father gave him that “some girls rape easy” have been taken out of context.

10/11/2012

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