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2 Minn. Legislative Races Enter Recount Phase

They’re counting ballots again in two Minnesota legislative districts. Automatic recounts were getting under way near Alexandria and Northfield to determine if narrow leads by the apparent winners hold up.

11/28/2012

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Rochester Re-Elects Dead City Council President

You can’t sway some voters, no matter what happens. In Rochester, the city council president, Dennis Hanson, won re-election. But the thing is Hanson died back in June.

11/08/2012

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Minneapolis Still Waiting On Some Ballot Results

This morning, we’re still waiting on results from a hand count in the city of Minneapolis.

11/08/2012

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Some Voting Problems Reported At Minneapolis Polls

There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.

11/07/2012

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Amendments, Not Candidates, Top Minn. Ticket

Minnesota voters had the economy weighing heavily on their minds as they decided Tuesday whether to extend Democrats’ long dominance of presidential politics in the state. Meanwhile, the state’s voters cast ballots on two proposals to significantly rewrite the state’s constitution.

11/06/2012

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Presidential Race Ends With Flurry In Minn.

President Barack Obama will soon find out if a last-minute tightening of presidential polls in Minnesota means he’ll lose a state that’s reliably backed Democrats for decades.

11/06/2012

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8th Dist. Race Tops List Of Minn. House Matchups

Democrats are watching a northeastern Minnesota race as one of their top chances for a pickup in the U.S. House.

11/06/2012

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Candidates Make Final Push For Votes Before Election Day

We’re less than 24 hours away from the polls opening for the general elections, and candidates are spending their Monday making a final push for voters.

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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Bachmann, Graves Meet In 1st Debate In Minn.

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic challenger Jim Graves clashed over a bridge outside Minnesota’s 6th District as they faced each other in their first debate Tuesday.

10/30/2012

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Cravaack Reveals Son’s Autism As Minn. Ties Probed

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is defending his family’s move out of state last year by disclosing that his older son has autism.

10/26/2012

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No Last Debate After Ellison Calls Foe ‘Scumbag’

The Republican congressional candidate in a liberal Minneapolis district wants one last debate after Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison called him a “low-life scumbag” in a debate last week.

10/23/2012

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Bills Lags Klobuchar On Minn. Senate Money Front

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar had a 70-to-1 cash advantage over Republican challenger Kurt Bills as their low-visibility race reached its final month.

10/18/2012

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Minn. Senate Bid Struggling, Bills Looks For hope

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills is taking positive signs where he can get them as he struggles for support in a race he’s given little chance of winning.

10/16/2012

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Bachmann Maintains Money Edge In Re-Election Race

Republican Michele Bachmann’s opponent for congressional re-election has put more of money into his campaign, but the incumbent still has a wide cash advantage heading into the final weeks.

10/16/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Marriage Amendment Math Problem

The latest Public Policy Poll on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment finds that 49 percent surveyed oppose the Amendment and 46 percent support it.

10/13/2012

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Bachmann Notches $4.5M For Minn. Election Bid

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has scooped up another $4.5 million for her Minnesota re-election campaign and entered the stretch run with a healthy amount in reserve.

10/12/2012

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Cravaack, Nolan Go Beyond TV Ads In 1st Debate

After weeks of TV ads focused on Medicare, Republican Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan got into it over jobs and other issues in their first debate.

10/09/2012

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Hennepin Co. Att’y Touts Clean Elections, Criticizes Voter ID

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman released a video called “Case Closed: Clean Elections in Hennepin County,” which touts clean elections and criticizes the voter ID amendment.

09/27/2012

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Klobuchar Readies First TV Ad Of Minn. Senate Race

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has put down money for the first TV commercial of what’s been an unusually quiet U.S. Senate campaign.

09/26/2012

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Minn. GOP Operative Sets Campaign Group In Motion

There’s a new player among outside groups seeking to shape Minnesota elections.

09/25/2012

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GOP’s Cravaack Launches 1st TV Ad In Minn.’s 8th District

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is showing his family and his role as a father in his first television ad in a nationally targeted northeastern Minnesota race.

09/25/2012

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46 Days Out, Absentee Voting Begins In Minnesota

Absentee voting begins Friday for Minnesota voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day, which is 46 days away.

09/21/2012

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Romney Defends Comments Made In Secret Recording

In the race for President, Mitt Romney is standing by controversial comments he made in a secretly recorded video.

09/19/2012

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GOP Ally’s Ads Hit Nolan On Medicare, Mining Jobs

A Republican ally led by former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota is launching TV attack ads against Democrat Rick Nolan on Medicare and mining in the 8th District.

09/17/2012

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