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6B House primary may turn on mining, jobs

Voters are faced with a familiar dilemma in the heart of the Minnesota Iron Range. The unexpected retirement of 26-year DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina at the end of session has left a big hole in DFL-friendly House District 6B, which stretches across cities like Virginia and Eveleth and includes some of the state’s most mining-dependent towns.

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CD 8 congressional primary is a toss-up

Anything could happen in the DFL primary in the 8th Congressional District. Three challengers — Jeff Anderson, Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan — are running credible campaigns, and turnout is expected to be extremely low for the mid-August primary.

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Chip Cravaack to get ad help from NRCC

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack landed high on the National Republican Campaign Committee’s ad spending selection list for the 2012 election. The major Beltway political publications published the air-time reservations placed by the House Republican's fundraising effort for the fall campaign.

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DFL primary looms in CD 8 contest

Next month DFL activists will gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate in the 8th Congressional District. The outcome is in little doubt: Former Congressman Rick Nolan is widely expected to walk away with party backing.

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State GOP campaign ops: Just the basics

Leaders and activists in the Republican Party of Minnesota haven’t had much time to think about elections lately. In a whirlwind series of events, the party lost its chairman, deputy chairman and secretary/treasurer in the span of three months amid mounting questions about the party’s finances.

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Cravaack will face tough test in 2012

In 2010, Chip Cravaack pulled off one of the most stunning political upsets in the country by defeating U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The 18-term DFL incumbent chaired the powerful Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and had never won re-election by less than 29 percentage points.

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