Certified results from last week’s Minnesota primary show just more than 10 percent of the state’s eligible voters cast ballots. The turnout figure was announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the state canvassing board.
The primary election cleared up some intriguing questions and immediately set up some new ones. Before Minnesota digs in for the 12-week slog to November, here’s a quick rundown of the highlights in Tuesday’s races.
Minnesota Republicans were picking candidates for governor and Senate in primaries Tuesday to finalize nominations for a party trying to climb back into power after years of Democratic dominance.
Republicans hoping to deny Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a second term first must settle on a nominee in a primary Tuesday without a runaway favorite. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson had the party’s endorsement that he hopes will pay off amid an expectedly light turnout.
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The Republican candidates hoping to unseat Gov. Mark Dayton later this fall are in a last-minute scramble to lock up votes. The four major candidates worked cafe counters, manned phone banks and surfed talk radio Monday in a primary that has no breakaway favorite.
During his weekly radio address to the nation, President Obama explained more about the operations he authorized in Iraq. The Republican Response was given by U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota, Mike McFadden.
Voters in Minnesota will be going to the polls in just two days to cast their primary ballots in the U.S. Senate race, the Governor’s race on the Republican side and a surprising State Auditor’s race on the DFL side.
You may not be thinking politics right now, but in just eight days Minnesota votes will go the polls to cast ballots in the Aug. 12 primary. Turnout is expected to be very low and that has candidates scrambling for support.
A Minnesota House committee is hearing a bill that would shift Minnesota’s primary election from August to June.
UM Political Science professor Kathryn Pearson reviewed Tuesday’s primary results
Primary voters in 40 legislative districts are picking candidates for a major legislative election in November.
Statewide turnout was expected to be low as voting in a rare August primary began Tuesday, but two competitive races to pick Minnesota congressional challengers were generating interest in the northeastern and southern parts of the state.
People across the state head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in Minnesota’s primary election. It’s a vital step in the 2012 campaign as the results will decide which match-ups we’ll see on the ballot in November.
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