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Minnesota Primary Turnout Estimated At 9.8 Percent

The 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.

08/13/2014

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Johnson Emerges To Take GOP Governor Primary

Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson has captured the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor over three major rivals.

08/12/2014

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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.

08/12/2014

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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.

08/12/2014

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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.

08/12/2014

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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.

08/12/2014

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Reality Check: Voter Turnout Expected To Be Low In Primary Election

Minnesota 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.

08/11/2014

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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.

06/02/2014

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Minn. Primary Racks Up Meager 9 Percent Turnout

Only 9 percent of eligible voters participated in Minnesota’s primary. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reported the figure Wednesday.

08/15/2012

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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.

08/13/2012

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Outside Groups Spend On Dem Primary In Minn.’s 8th

Outside groups are spending significant amounts to sway voters for Democrats Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan ahead of Tuesday’s primary in northeastern Minnesota.

08/08/2012

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Parry, Quist Clash In Bruising Minn. GOP Primary

They’re calling each other “unelectable” and “hypocritical.” And those are just a couple of the milder epithets Republicans Mike Parry and Allen Quist have thrown at each other in a personally tinged primary race in southern Minnesota.

08/05/2012

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Quist Has $118K For Southern Minn. GOP Primary

Republican Allen Quist heads into the final stretch before a primary against state Sen. Mike Parry with almost $118,000 to spend after providing his campaign another $10,000.

08/02/2012

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Nolan, Anderson Lag In Fundraising In Dem Primary

Two Democrats running in a northeastern Minnesota primary are lagging in the money chase.

07/16/2012

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North Dakota Voters Keep Property Taxes

Voters in North Dakota have decided not to get rid of property taxes, despite all the money coming in from the oil boom to boost their local economy.

06/13/2012

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