President Barack Obama is seven points ahead of Romney in the most recent statewide poll from Public Policy Polling. Among likely Minnesota voters, 51 percent support Obama, and 44 percent are planning to vote for Romney. The new results show Romney closing the gap on the incumbent since PPP's June survey, when Obama's lead stood at 54-39.Read More »
Minnesota House and Senate candidates took in more than $6 million during the second quarter of 2012, according to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raked in the biggest haul at $1.9 million. That's more than six times the amount raised by DFL challenger Jim Graves in the Sixth Congressional District.
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As the Dayton administration and environmental organizations push Congress to permit the emergency closure of the navigational locks on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, two new government studies have detailed the potential costs of action — and inaction.
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Despite a deadlocked endorsing convention, Jerry Hertaus is the lone GOP candidate for one of the safest Republican House seats in Minnesota.Read More »
Democratic-Farmer-Labor activists, candidates and leaders will head to Rochester for the party's convention this weekend, facing a non-controversial agenda and touting a theme of party unity. DFLers will take up the U.S. Senate endorsement and elect four members to the Democratic National Committee.Read More »
It was supposed to be a show of electoral force, and it was: After filing for office en masse on Thursday morning, several dozen GOP lawmakers and candidates lined the back wall and spilled out the doors of a press room in the State Office Building.
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Rick Nolan will be getting a little help stocking his campaign war chest Wednesday evening in the nation's capital. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Fraken and the rest of Minnesota's DFL legislative delegation are scheduled to attend the fundraiser.Read More »
Redistricting pitted a disproportionate number of female legislators against their male counterparts
It was one of those votes no one wanted to take. The state’s new maps dropped DFL senators and allies John Marty and Mary Jo McGuire into Senate District 66, forcing activists in the area to pick between them at a recent endorsing convention.
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