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2014 midterm election

Sep 17, 2014

And the gavel goes to…

The November election is just the first round in filling key House posts.

Sep 17, 2014

It’s not the wave, it’s the change that matters

It is quite possible to have a very important “change” election without a traditional electoral “wave in terms of political party control.

Sep 12, 2014

Down to the wire in Mills-Nolan race

State and national Republican groups are targeting the incumbent Democrat congressman in a ‘very purple district’.

Sep 12, 2014

Wolf group focuses on House swing districts

Minnesota's wolf hunting opposition group is adept at fundraising and is branching out to try and influence a handful of legislative elections.

Sep 10, 2014

Republican women face uphill fight this fall

Redistricting has given GOP incumbents a stronger grip on the vast majority of their seats, and Republican leaders aren’t willing to encourage promising female candidates to challenge incumbents.

Sep 3, 2014

A first look at this fall’s partisan coalitions

Given these results of recent polls, Dayton and Franken’s strategy for November is simple: hold on to what they’ve got and concentrate on getting out the vote.

Aug 29, 2014

Parties working hard to cultivate rural support

House Democrats are gearing up to defend at least a half-dozen seats representing rural constituencies, most of which are seen as either political toss-ups or GOP-leaning areas.

Aug 13, 2014

Convention focus pays off for Johnson

Facing formidable opposition from Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, and retired venture capitalist Scott Honour, Johnson trumpeted his status as the party’s endorsee throughout the summer-long primary campaign.

Aug 13, 2014

Kahn, Loon coast against activist challengers

Two legislative mainstays win primary election challenges as voters appear to be in no mood to stir things up.

Aug 13, 2014

Burke gives Wisconsin Dems a new approach

Whether mingling on small-town streets, giving radio interviews or appearing at union hall rallies, Wisconsin candidate Mary Burke speaks in measured tones, saying little that stirs the old partisan passions.

Aug 13, 2014

Walker launches ad, says voters have clear choice

Walker touted his record of increasing spending for worker training by more than $100 million in his latest television ad, which featured five people saying they recently got jobs.

Aug 1, 2014

Gulf in fundraising for judicial candidates

In the Supreme Court races, the incumbents had sizeable fundraising leads over their challengers.

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