Election 2012

Video: Memorable Recent Moments From Rep. BachmannRep. 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.
Ruling: Gauthier Had Right To Withdraw From RaceThe 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.
GOP's Franson Keeps Slim Lead In House RecountRepublican Rep. Mary Franson is keeping a slim lead over her Democratic challenger in a recount of their western Minnesota state House race.
Minn. Election Results To Get Sign-Off From BoardMost 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.
First Court, Then Recount Over 1-Vote MarginMinnesota's closest legislative race is headed for court before it reaches a probable recount.
Graves Concedes 6th District Race To Rep. BachmannDemocratic 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.
1 Vote Separates Candidates In MN District 8BIn 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.
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.
GOP Wins Back Control Of Wis. State GovernmentWisconsin 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.
Women, Minorities Help Obama Win In WisconsinWomen 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.
Obama Victory Keeps Minnesota's Blue Streak GoingMinnesota Republicans are probably tired of hearing that no GOP presidential candidate has carried the state since Richard Nixon in 1972.