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Election 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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Cravaack Has $1.1M For Final Push In 8th District

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack says he started October with $1.1 million in the bank for the final weeks of a tough race against Democrat Rick Nolan.

10/11/2012

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Tiny Presence, Unknown Impact For 3rd Parties

Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. They have little money, aren’t on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls — when survey takers even bother to list them as options.

10/05/2012

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Obama To Make Push For Early Voting In Wisconsin

President Barack Obama will fire-up his Democratic base during a rally Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he’s expected to urge his supporters to vote early.

10/04/2012

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Behind The Ballot: College Students React To Debate

College political science classrooms will be buzzing today with presidential debate analysis. WCCO’s Laura Oakes has more from students at the University of Minnesota, who attended a debate watching party Wednesday night.

10/04/2012

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Behind The Ballot: Staying Friends During The Political Season

Staying friends during the political season can be challenging, especially if you share different views as your friends. One popular place people are post their thoughts on topics or candidates is on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.

10/03/2012

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Body Language Could Overshadow Message In Pres. Debates

All eyes will be on President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tonight for their first nationally-televised debate. WCCO Radio’s Laura Oakes has more on what to look for beyond their words.

10/03/2012

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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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Warning Issued About Roadside Campaign Signs

The state Department of Transportation has a nonpartisan reminder for anyone placing campaign signs along public roads: Keep them off the right of way.

09/27/2012

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Obama To Appear At Milwaukee Rally As Lead Widens

President Barack Obama plans to host a rally on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee on Saturday as two new polls show his lead in the state is widening.

09/19/2012

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Top MN Religious Leaders Urge ‘Yes’ Vote For Marriage At Capitol

The campaign to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on November’s ballot is airing its first TV commercial featuring a suburban, Catholic married couple talking about their friendship with a lesbian couple who live next door.

09/18/2012

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