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Talking Points: The 2012 Election Will Be A Toss-Up

A new Star Tribune poll shows a surge for Mitt Romney in Minnesota – the poll of likely voters puts Obama at 47 percent to Romney’s 44 percent — that is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

10/28/2012

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Talking Points: Graves Vs. Bachmann For 6th District

A new Star Tribune poll says that Rep. Michele Bachmann holds a six-point lead in her race against hotel executive Jim Graves. Of those surveyed, 51 percent favor Bachmann while 45 percent say they will vote for Graves.

10/21/2012

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Talking Points: Bachmann Faces Her Toughest Race Yet

This week, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s campaign announced she raised $4.5 million for her re-election bid in the third quarter.

10/14/2012

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Talking Points: The 1st Presidential Debate Of 2012

Looking ahead this week — one of the major stories we will be following will be the buildup to the first presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Denver.

09/30/2012

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Talking Points: The Battle For The Legislature

The controversial constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot are the result of Republicans winning majorities in the Minnesota House and Senate in 2010.

09/23/2012

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Talking Points: Graves’ Poll Numbers Against Rep. Bachmann

As of Tuesday, there will only be seven weeks until Election Day. And while much of the focus and here and across the country has been on the presidential race, members of Congress are up for re-election as well.

09/16/2012

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Talking Points: Does Campaigning At The Fair Work?

Anyone who goes to the Fair will find themselves meeting a lot of political candidates and their surrogates passing out literature.

08/26/2012

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Talking Points: Don’t Forget About MN’s Primary

So its mid-August and you’re focused on the Olympics, maybe some back-to-school shopping and the State Fair is right around the corner. You may not realize that there is a major political event happening this week.

08/12/2012

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Talking Points: Pawlenty’s VP Prospects

You could say former Governor Tim Pawlenty was left at the alter four years ago when John McCain bypassed him for the number two spot on the GOP ticket, choosing instead Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

08/05/2012

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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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Talking Points: Ellison Says Allegations Are ‘Ridiculous’

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continues to not respond to critics who are upset with her comments linking government officials, including fellow Minnesota Congressman Keith Elison to Muslim extremists.

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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Talking Points: Previewing Amy Senser’s Sentencing

On Monday, Amy Senser will find out her sentence in the hit and run death of Anousone Panthavong.

07/08/2012

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Talking Points: Political Spin In High Gear Over Health Care

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Health Care Reform the political spin from both sides is in high gear.

07/01/2012

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Talking Points: Pawlenty Says ‘Look Elsewhere’ For VP

You could say former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was left at the alter four years ago when John McCain bypassed him for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket, choosing instead Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

06/24/2012

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Talking Points: The President’s Health Reform Care Act

Sometime in the next two weeks the U.S. Supreme Court will come out with one of its most important decision in recent memory.

06/17/2012

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Talking Points: Sen. Klobuchar’s ‘Auto-Pilot’ Re-Election

As we head into the November elections, a race for U.S. Senate is often the most anticipated in any state.

06/10/2012

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Talking Points: All Eyes On The Wisconsin Recall

The eyes of the nation are on Wisconsin as voters go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker or elect Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to fill out the rest of his term.

06/03/2012

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Talking Points: Stadium Deal Not Done Yet

If you think the Vikings Stadium is a done deal, think again.

05/13/2012

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Talking Points: Dicey Political Landscape Over Vikes Stadium

Among the more controversial statements on the stadium all week was one made by House Speaker Kurt Zellers on KFAN radio where he said he hoped the stadium bill passed but he planned to vote against it.

05/06/2012

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Talking Points: Previewing A New Week In Senser Trial

There promises to be more courtroom drama Monday, as one of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent memory continues.

04/29/2012

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Talking Points: Key Players Say ‘It’s Now Or Never’ For Stadium Bill

According to the Minnesota Vikings, this week is do or die as far as getting a new stadium bill passed.

04/22/2012

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Talking Points: Bachmann Vs. Graves In The Sixth District

One of the hottest elections this November will be in the 6th Congressional District. This weekend, businessman Jim Graves won the DFL nomination to run against incumbent Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

04/15/2012

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Talking Points: The Economy And The Election

With all the focus on the Republican candidates, President Obama is putting together re-election campaign offices around the country including one here in Minnesota.

04/08/2012

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Talking Points: Why Wis. Primary Is So Significant

Voters in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. will cast their votes on Tuesday in the Republican presidential race. But much of the national attention has been focusing on the Wisconsin primary.

04/01/2012

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