Prior to joining the contest as Zellers' choice for the lieutenant governor, Simpson had been chairman of the campaign.Read More »
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, a GOP gubernatorial hopeful, announced Wednesday that he's taken on former Rep. Bill Kuisle as his lieutenant governor pick.Read More »
In many cases, DFLers simply got caught in an undertow in districts that are fundamentally split in their political allegiances; in some, like rural Senate District 16, they handed back control of districts no one had expected them to win in the first place; in others, it appears, they failed to take steps to protect incumbents who faced discernible pockets of Republican opposition.
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Republicans pummeled DFLers in the suburbs and greater Minnesota on Tuesday night to take control of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time since the modern partisan era started in the early 1970s.
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Voters will go to the polls in November to decide the balance of power at the state Capitol. GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the state Senate, where DFLers have a veto-proof majority, aren’t up for election until 2010. But all ...Read More »
After the dust settled from the 2004 elections, DFLers and Republicans looked with astonishment at Rochester. GOP incumbents in both District 30 House seats lost, contributing to the DFL’s 13-seat gain that year. Democratic wins in Rochester and elsewhere narrowed ...Read More »
Minnesota political observers were surprised by the DFL’s walloping performance at the polls in Tuesday’s state House elections. “I knew there would be Democratic gains because of their get-out-the-vote effort and the money coming in, but I don’t think we ...
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