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Bachmann Considering Another Presidential Run?

U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she is not necessarily thinking about running for president again, disputing a recent report that suggested she was. Bachmann said last year she didn’t plan to run for re-election for her Minnesota seat in congress this year.

07/23/2014

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Obama Wins Minn., Extends Dems’ Streak In State

President Barack Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney in early returns Tuesday in Minnesota, a state with a decades-long streak of backing Democratic presidential candidates.

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: Election Night In The WCCO Newsroom

There’s always excitement in the air in a TV Newsroom on Election night. Everyone’s working at night. People are fanning out across the state to cover all the big races: the amendments, the competitive U.S. […]

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: How Much Do We Spend On ‘I Voted’ Stickers?

It’s probably the most Instagrammed and Facebooked photo of the day: the red “I Voted” sticker. Cindi Houtkooper from Minneapolis emailed, Greg Swan from Chaska tweeted asking: How much do we spend on the stickers? Who pays for them?

11/06/2012

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John Rash Previews Election Day On WCCO

About three million people across the state are expected to cast their ballots on Election Day, and millions more will do the same across the nation.

11/06/2012

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Mpls. Election Chief: Absentee Voting ‘Incredibly Busy’

If absentee ballots are any indication, there’s a great deal of voter interest in this year’s election.

11/05/2012

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Fmr. President Clinton Speaks At ‘U Of M’ Rally

Former President Bill Clinton is trying to stir Minnesota Democrats into action by telling them “in the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.”

10/30/2012

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Rash Report: 2nd Presidential Debate, Women Voters & MN’s 8th District

For a fresh perspective on recent political stories, Esme Murphy turned to Star Tribune Columnist John Rash.

10/21/2012

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Big Bird Backlash: Obama Ad Turns Controversy Into Opportunity

In last week’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney went after PBS — and Big Bird. Now, the President Barack Obama’s campaign is using it in a new TV ad.

10/09/2012

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Obama, Romney Square Off Tonight In First Debate

Denver will be in the spotlight Wednesday night as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney square off in their first debate.

10/03/2012

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Reality Check: Clinton’s Ad On Romney

Former President Bill Clinton remains among the most popular politicians in America — more popular even than President Obama. But a recent television ad from the Obama campaign in which he is featured makes questionable claims about what caused the Great Recession.

09/11/2012

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Libertarian Gets On Minn. Ballot For President

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has obtained a spot on the Minnesota ballot after gathering more than 3,000 signatures.

08/23/2012

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Talking Points: Minnesota A Must-Win For Obama?

There’s just 100 days away from the election and a new poll shows President Obama is the more likeable candidate.

07/29/2012

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Fmr. Pawlenty Spokesman Weighs In On Veepstakes

Brian McClung remembers all too well the last time his former boss was in the running for a Vice Presidential position.

07/22/2012

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Talking Points: Presidential Election Takes Negative Turn

The presidential election has taken a decidedly negative turn this past week, with the fierce debate over when Mitt Romney left his job at Bain Capitol.

07/15/2012

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