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10-28-13 Julianne Ortman On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Is she the front runner to face Al Franken in 2014?


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10-28-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Blois Olson returns after a week’s vacation…..


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Romney Edges Santorum In Conservatives’ Straw Poll

Mitt Romney has won The Washington Times/CPAC Presidential Straw Poll of conservative activists.


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Lower Turnout For Minnesota GOP Caucus

Turnout has generally been low for Minnesota’s Republican presidential caucus, and that appears to be no different in the latest straw poll.


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Campaign Report: Bachman Low On Funds

Rep. Michele Bachmann reported Friday that she raised $3.9 million in the last three months and that she has $1.3 million in the bank.


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Cain Wins Early Florida Test Vote

Herman Cain won an early test vote in Florida that lacked most of the leading candidates’ participation.


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Bachmann Says She’s A Proven Leader

A day after winning a test poll of voters in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann is seeking to distinguish herself from another tea party favorite and GOP presidential hopeful, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas.


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Bachmann Gains Steam In Iowa, Pawlenty Loses It

The Iowa Straw Poll is considered the first big test for the GOP in the 2012 presidential race, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann beat out her rival Tim Pawlenty Saturday by a hefty margin.


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Bachmann Wins GOP 2012 Test Vote

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of strength five months before the state’s caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season.


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Pawlenty Targets Obama In Sharp Rhetorical Attack

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty isn’t holding back on his criticism of President Barack Obama.


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Bachmann Touts Her Social Conservative Views

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says that her 48 days as a candidate have convinced her that Iowans will always be social conservatives.


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GOP Debate: Hitting Hard At Each Other And Obama

Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test vote with huge consequences.


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Lesser-Known Candidates Working Hard In Iowa

While most of the attention heading into this weekend’s Iowa straw poll is on Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty, lesser-known Republican presidential candidates are working equally as hard to pull off a surprise.


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Pawlenty’s NH Backers GOP Restless In His Absence

It’s been 60 days since Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty last visited New Hampshire.


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Iowa GOP Straw Poll Means More To Some Than Others

The sprint is under way for Iowa’s Republican presidential straw poll, a defining moment for some 2012 GOP prospects that now is less than a month away.


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Esme’s Blog: Pawlenty and Bachmann Tied For 6th

Today the CPAC straw poll was released. A prominent gathering of conservatives, it’s the first significant poll gauging Republican hopefuls for the 2012 Presidential nomination.