Name Recognition A Problem As Sen. Smith Eyes Special ElectionSen. Tina Smith has been in office for only a matter of days, but she has already traveled throughout the state, meeting with constituents and laying the groundwork for an extraordinary political campaign.
State Sets February Special Election For Departing SenatorThe state will hold a special election Feb. 9 to replace a state senator leaving office.
Dayton Calls December Special Election To Fill House SeatGov. Mark Dayton is calling a special election to fill an open seat in the House triggered by a veteran Democrat's death after a short battle with cancer.
2 Minn. House Districts Hold Special ElectionsTwo Minnesota House districts are holding special elections to replace lawmakers who resigned after the last election.
Minn. Lawmakers Formally Submit Resignations Two state representatives have formally submitted their resignations, allowing Gov. Mark Dayton to set special elections to fill their seats.
Gov. Scott Walker Defeats Recall EffortWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.
Democrat Wins Special Election For MN Senate Vacancy Democratic state Rep. Lyle Koenen won a special election in western Minnesota on Tuesday to select a new state senator to replace Democrat Gary Kubly, who died in early March.
Special Election In Jan. To Fill Pogemiller's SeatA special election will be held in about 10 weeks to fill the state Senate seat vacated when Larry Pogemiller (POHG'-uh-mill-er) agreed this week to take a position in the governor's cabinet.