MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has historically been a place a Democratic presidential nominee could count on.
Through presidential landslides and squeakers, the party’s nominee has won the state in every presidential election since 1976.READ MORE: 5 St. Cloud Bank Employees Unharmed After Hourslong Hostage Ordeal; Ray Reco McNeary In Custody
The Democratic streak is unmatched anywhere in the country. Richard Nixon was the last Republican to win in Minnesota. That was in 1972.READ MORE: How Much Is A Mother's Work Worth?
President Obama would seem to have Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes tucked away. But a recent statewide poll by the Star Tribune showed the Democrat’s lead over Republican Mitt Romney had dwindled to within the margin of error, prompting a last-minute flurry of activity.
Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Obama in St. Cloud, while Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied at the Minneapolis airport.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions: Walz To End Capacity Restrictions By May 28, Mask Mandate By July 1
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