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2010 state Senate races

Nov 3, 2010

November surprise: Top five state Leg upsets

Few political prognosticators believed the Republicans had much chance of winning majorities in both the state House and Senate. But when the electoral smoke cleared early Wednesday morning that's exactly what had occurred. The GOP established a 37-30 majority in the Senate and a 72-62 hold on the House (barring any changes via mandated recounts).

Jul 28, 2010

The money hunt: GOP primaries

Republicans are slated to squared off in a handful of competitive state legislative primary contests on August 10. In most instances, the GOP rivals are vying to take on a DFL incumbent in districts that look winnable.

Jun 29, 2010

Nurses won’t endorse pre-primary in SD 67

The Minnesota Nurses Association will not endorse a candidate in the Senate District 67 contest prior to the August 10 primary. The union's political committee met last night to consider backing a successor for retiring state Sen. Mee Moua, but decided not to act, according to political organizer Andrea Ledger.

Jun 25, 2010

GLBT group backs Viswanathan in SD 67 contest

Stonewall DFL, the party's gay and lesbian caucus, has endorsed Avi Viswanathan in the Senate District 67 contest. Viswanathan is among 11 candidates seeking to replace retiring Sen. Mee Moua, who has represented the St. Paul district since 2002.

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