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Bobby Joe Champion

Aug 8, 2012

Three vie for Champion’s old House seat

The retirement of DFL Sen. Linda Higgins from her District 58 Minneapolis seat set off a game of musical chairs in one of the most staunchly DFL areas in Minnesota.

Jun 20, 2012

Predicting 2012

n the four months since legislative maps were released, political strategists and journalists have been scrutinizing the new House and Senate districts to determine which ones favor Republicans or Democrats and where the key battlegrounds will be in 2012.

May 30, 2012

Both parties figure to see a handful of consequential legislative primaries

A handful of August primary elections are heating up across the state thanks to the new redistricting map, an uptick in legislative retirements and widespread dissatisfaction with the job lawmakers are doing in St. Paul.

May 11, 2012

So long, adios, auf wiedersehen

After adjourning in the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Minnesota House of Representatives plunged ahead with the bittersweet biennial ritual of retirement speeches from departing members.

Mar 28, 2012

Marty/McGuire contest, 14-person scrum in District 59 among races to be settled

Minneapolis DFLers lost another legislator last weekend. Freshman Rep. Marion Greene, who replaced former DFL House Speaker and gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the chamber, fell in an endorsement contest against DFL House colleague Frank Hornstein.

Feb 8, 2012

The ferment in 58

Rep. Joe Mullery is no stranger to primary battles. The eight-term DFL legislator from North Minneapolis has faced intraparty contests in each of the last two election cycles.

Jan 26, 2012

Crowded DFL field forms in House District 58B

This week, a third DFLer filed to make a run for the seat, and at least two more Democrats are thought to be mulling runs of their own.

Dec 12, 2011

Terra Cole to seek 58B seat of Bobby Joe Champion

Terra B. Cole, a DFLer and longtime resident of North Minneapolis, has announced via Facebook that she'll run for the District 58B House seat currently held by Rep. Bobby Joe Champion. In 2012, Champion has announced, he will seek the District 58 Senate seat being vacated by Linda Higgins, who is stepping down after 5 terms.

Nov 22, 2011

Raymond Dehn announces bid for Bobby Joe Champion’s House seat

Architect and activist Raymond Dehn announced Monday on his Facebook page and in a news release that he will run for the House District 58B seat, which currently covers part of north and downtown Minneapolis.

Nov 18, 2011

Higgins looks forward to ‘great adventure’

Sen. Linda Higgins doesn’t want her political obituary written just yet. First off, while the five-term Minneapolis senator announced last Monday that she won’t seek re-election in 2012, she plans to serve out her term through the end of next year.

Nov 15, 2011

Bobby Joe Champion to run for Senate

State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis, will run for the Senate District 58 seat that's being vacated by the retiring DFL Sen. Linda Higgins.

Aug 31, 2011

All eyes on the primary: Six DFL challengers are vying for a Mpls Senate seat

In a Democratic safe haven like Minneapolis, it’s no surprise that the political drama in electing a replacement for retiring Sen. Linda Berglin is among DFLers.

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