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2010 legislative primaries

Aug 19, 2010

Tea Party activist Takala starts political fund

Rudy Takala, a 21-year-old Tea Party activist who recently lost a Republican primary battle in Pine County, is behind a new political action fund to support conservative lawmakers.

Aug 12, 2010

PIM’s post primary panel

A bipartisan panel of political analysts gazed into their crystal balls on Wednesday afternoon following the primary election to foretell the race to this year's November general election. Here are some snippets from the PIM-sponsored panel.

Aug 12, 2010

Koering: “Political days are over”

Two-term state Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, said he is no longer a Republican after losing Tuesday’s GOP primary, and he’s backing the DFL-endorsed candidate to replace him in the Legislature.

Aug 10, 2010

2010 primary results

We'll be updating tonight's election results as the precincts roll in.

Aug 10, 2010

The final push in House District 65A

Rena Moran and Jeremiah Ellis are in a tough DFL primary battle to represent House District 65A. Whoever wins the contest will almost certainly become the first African American to represent St. Paul at the Legislatur

Aug 10, 2010

St. Paul’s East Side bustling with political activity as nine-candidate contest closes

If the level of political activity on St. Paul's East Side is any indication, voter turnout in Senate District 67 will not be low. At intersections all over the district, there are people holding signs promoting Cha Yang, Foung Hawj and other challengers in the nine-candidate DFL field.

Aug 10, 2010

Embattled Sen. Chaudhary door knocks for votes on primary day

Sen. Satveer Chaudhary faces possibly his toughest race since he was first elected to the state House in 1996. Chaudhary has won general elections in the liberal district by comfortable margins, and hasn't faced a primary challenge since 2002, but this year he doesn't have the DFL-endorsement behind him and faces a former state representative in the primary.

Aug 9, 2010

Gazelka denounces ‘mean-spirited’ mailing by anti-gay-marriage group

On the eve of one of the most closely watched primary elections in the state Legislature, Republican challenger Paul Gazelka is denouncing the tactics of a national anti-gay-marriage group in support of his candidacy.

Aug 9, 2010

Chai Lee: ‘I Wanna be a Senator’

In a nine candidate primary field, it's tough to distinguish yourself. But Chai Lee, who works in St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's office, is doing his best in the Senate District 67 contest.

Aug 7, 2010

Kelliher stumps in St. Paul

With primary voting less than 72 hours away, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher was out on the campaign trail Saturday attempting to motivate the DFL faithful. She attended a rally at the offices of TakeAction Minnesota with state legislative candidates Rena Moran and Vang Lor.

Aug 6, 2010

Tuesday’s 23 lege primaries will complete the November ballot

The 201 legislative seats on this November's general election ballot include 23 races featuring intra-party challenges that will be settled in Tuesday's partisan primary.

Aug 4, 2010

MN Taxpayers League miffed over Koering campaign ad

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota is upset by print advertisement placed by Republican Sen. Paul Koering in newspapers across his central Minnesota district.

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