After Poor Primary Turnout, June Talk ResurfacesDismal turnout in another August primary election has rekindled talk of shifting future ones forward to June.
Minnesota Primary Turnout Estimated At 9.8 PercentThe Secretary of State's office estimates that only 9.8 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Minnesota's primary election. Spokesman Nathan Bowie says the turnout number is preliminary and unofficial. He says it won't be finalized until counties finish submitting data.
Johnson Emerges To Take GOP Governor Primary Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson has captured the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor over three major rivals.
Otto Beats Entenza In Auditor Race State Auditor Rebecca Otto has survived a primary challenge from former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza. Entenza dipped deep into his personal wealth to try to grab the Democratic nomination. But Otto had the party's backing and cruised to an easy victory.
Loon Turns Back Challenge Over Gay Marriage State Rep. Jenifer Loon, the second-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House, has survived a primary challenge brought on by her vote in favor of gay marriage.
McFadden Wins Minn. GOP Senate Primary Businessman Mike McFadden has won Minnesota's Republican Senate primary and will take on Sen. Al Franken in November.
A Quick Look At Minn. Primary Races There’s close attention being paid to the Republican governor’s race. The four-way race is the most hotly contested primary in 20 years. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has the official party endorsement, and on Tuesday night, we'll see how much that matters.
Reality Check: Voter Turnout Expected To Be Low In Primary ElectionMinnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is estimating a low turnout for Tuesday's statewide primary election. Out of 3.1 million Minnesota voters, only 10-15 percent will turn out, according to Ritchie.
Johnson Says He Won't Go Negative On GOP Rivals Endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he doesn't intend to wage a negative campaign against three fellow GOP hopefuls who are challenging him in an August primary.
Minn. Primary Racks Up Meager 9 Percent TurnoutOnly 9 percent of eligible voters participated in Minnesota's primary. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reported the figure Wednesday.
A Last Push For Votes Before Minnesota's Primary Democrats seeking a northeastern Minnesota congressional seat waited for workers to end shifts at mines and mills and invaded restaurants Monday in a final push for votes ahead of a too-close-to-call primary.
Outside Groups Spend On Dem Primary In Minn.'s 8thOutside groups are spending significant amounts to sway voters for Democrats Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan ahead of Tuesday's primary in northeastern Minnesota.