Dayton Drew Big Inaugural Checks After ElectionAfter easily securing a second term as Minnesota governor, Democrat Mark Dayton landed sizable checks toward his early-January inauguration, including some from corporations whose leaders favored the GOP nominee in the race.
3-Year-Old James Tufts Becomes Youngest Mayor In MinnesotaThe name of James Tufts was drawn as Mayor of Dorset, Minnesota on Sunday. He's the state's youngest mayor at age 3. That's two days younger than his brother Robert was, when he first held the post.
Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Campaign On SundayHillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans.
Walker Says He'd 'Rather Be Ahead Than Behind' In RaceWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn't officially announced that he's running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.
Bid To Open Polling Places Sooner Advances But Has Big ClimbMinnesota's first big run with no-excuse absentee voting has some lawmakers setting their sights on a more-expansive form of early balloting for future elections. Legislation moving in the Minnesota Senate would establish a 15-day early voting window before an election when polling places would be open, including on those Saturdays.
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Nolan Fends Off GOP's Mills In 8th DistrictRep. Rick Nolan has fended off a strong GOP challenger to hold onto Minnesota's 8th District in what was among the most expensive congressional races in the country. He beat Fleet Farm scion and political newcomer Stewart Mills to win a second term of his second stint in Congress. The Democrat previously served in the 1970s.
Franken Calls Re-Election 'Gratifying'Sen. Al Franken's margin of victory in Tuesday's election was a landslide compared to his razor-thin win six years ago. In July of 2009, after a seven-month recount and a drawn-out legal challenge, Franken was finally declared the winner by just 312 votes. While the margin of Franken's victory this time was predicted by recent polls, as recently as a year ago he was not expected to do nearly as well.
Johnson Wishes Dayton Well After Falling ShortRepublican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he's wishing the victor, Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton, success because he wants Minnesota to succeed. Johnson lost his bid Tuesday to oust Dayton after a single term.
US Rep. Collin Peterson Survives Re-Election FightMinnesota's most senior member of Congress, Collin Peterson, has won his 13th term. Voters in western Minnesota's 7th District are sending Democrat Collin Peterson back to Washington after he withstood a vigorous challenge from GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom.
DFLer Walz Re-Elected To Congress In Southern Minn.Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a fifth term in Congress in southern Minnesota's 1st District, defeating Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.