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Mar 7, 2012

DFL Reps Kory Kath and John Ward mull state Senate bids

Both Kath and Ward are the sole incumbents in their respective new House districts that were announced two weeks ago in the redistricting maps. But there are special factors that might lead them to run for the Senate.

Oct 27, 2010

State’s strangest legislative contest, four candidates vie for Senate District 12 seat

By the standard political barometers, Paul Gazelka should be a runaway favorite to win the Senate District 12 seat. The former state House member took the GOP primary by 14 percentage points in a district that's seemingly firm Republican turf.

Apr 2, 2010

March Madness recap (conventions edition)

The month of March witnessed several interesting endorsing conventions for state legislative seats. In many instances, the conventions sorted out who will carry their party’s banner in November. In other cases, the endorsed candidates are being challenged in a primary. Here’s a rundown of what occurred at some of the notable conventions from the month past.

Feb 22, 2010

Republicans line up to challenge incumbent DFL lawmakers

Minnesota Republicans, buoyed by national congressional gains and an increasing tide of conservative sentiment, are queueing up to challenge incumbent DFL state legislators this year.

Feb 10, 2010

15 more legislative hopefuls throw their hats in the ring

Fifteen more Minnesotans have registered campaign committees with the state to run for the state Legislature this year -- and one has dropped out of a House race in the east metro.

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