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Bruce Schwichtenberg

Aug 15, 2012

Primary turnout even lower than expected — with exceptions

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie predicted a low voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election, putting his estimate at around 15 percent participation from eligible voters. As it turns out, the state didn't even reach that number.

Aug 8, 2012

West-suburban tussles take center stage in GOP primaries

Three sitting GOP legislators from the western Twin Cities suburbs face tough primary contests next week.

Jul 9, 2012

Voices of Conservative Women announces state House and Senate endorsements

**UPDATED** Voices of Conservative Women is backing 18 female GOP candidates in state legislative contests, it announced on Monday. The list includes two candidates who are engaged in GOP primary contests.

Jun 29, 2012

Ortman hears a who

She’s powerful. Her district is utterly safe. But to sail in November, Sen. Julianne Ortman has to get past a primary challenger.

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.

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