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2014 midterm election

Nov 5, 2014

Flipping the House

Tuesday's election is on track to give Republicans a 72-60 majority in the lower chamber, and would signal a near-reversal of the 73-61 majority Democrats won in 2012.

Nov 5, 2014

The moderates won on Tuesday

Of those who show up at the polls, swing voters, not the party base, determine elections in our new political system.

Oct 31, 2014

All eyes on the House

Will the Republican Party of Minnesota overcome recent struggles and wrest back control of the lower chamber, thus ending the state’s two-year experiment with single-party control?

Oct 31, 2014

Parties, outside groups pour money into swing districts

The Democrats’ central party fund spent some $2.2 million on independent expenditures and had about $440,000 cash on hand as of the Oct. 20 reporting date, which edges out Republican numbers.

Oct 31, 2014

Why I’m not celebrating a Republican victory yet

If three Republican Senate candidates lost — because of better-than-expected Democratic turnout, last-minute shifts in the race, or dumb luck — Republicans would come up just short of a majority.

Oct 31, 2014

Win or lose, Republicans are still big wreck

The GOP base appears no less irate than at any other moment in the Obama era, and the party leadership’s plans look no more coherent or calibrated to the times.

Oct 29, 2014

Thissen: ‘People see we’re making progress’

The Minnesota House speaker is confident the DFL will retain the majority even though conservatives are hopeful of their odds to regain control after two years.

Oct 29, 2014

In Ebola politics, a tale of two races

The deadly disease originating in Africa is an issue with scant traction in governor’s campaign, but the Senate challenger is using it as a cudgel.

Oct 29, 2014

Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Four years after she was shot in the head and went on to inspire millions with her recovery, Gabby Giffords continues to push for tighter gun-control laws, but few candidates are willing to rally to her cause.

Oct 24, 2014

Daudt: ‘I think we’ll be in the majority’

House GOP leader says campaign visits by top Democrats signal weakness

Oct 22, 2014

Suburban battleground

East Metro DFLers have an election fight on their hands.

Oct 22, 2014

The Clintons: Democrats’ super surrogates

The Clintons are an asset at a time when many Democrats need a big name to help inspire supporters.

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