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Mar 29, 2012

Crowded DFL field vying for Kriesel’s House seat

Four DFLers have stepped forward to vie for the local party’s nomination for the district on Saturday, which includes Cottage Grove, Newport, South St. Paul and St. Paul Park.

Nov 10, 2010

Meet the freshmen: Minnesota House edition

When the 87th Minnesota Legislature convenes in January, it will seat 60 new members - the third-highest total of the past 40 years. Fifty-four of those new faces will be Republicans.

Oct 28, 2010

House fundraising numbers show peril for some DFL legislators

Fundraising numbers are by no means the end all-be all indicator of a candidate's electoral success, but some recently released campaign finance reports reveal startling numbers that could point to several GOP takeovers in the state House.

Oct 13, 2010

GOP seeing red in a blue-collar district

Republicans think they have a shot at sweeping a longtime DFL stronghold: District 57, which covers parts of Dakota and Washington counties just southeast of the Twin Cities.

Sep 10, 2010

Dayton taxes nerves of swing-district House DFLers

DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton met with about 20 DFL House caucus members at the Minneapolis Club just before Labor Day weekend. Many in the group, which included a number of House DFL rank-and-file supporters of vanquished DFL endorsee Margaret Anderson Kelliher, had yet to sit down with their party's standard-bearer, and treated the event like a meet-and-greet.

May 21, 2010

Midway through candidate filing period, many legislative races lack challengers

If the phrase “sure thing” can be applied anywhere in politics, it might be appropriate in a small part of St. Paul, including Falcon Heights and a swath of territory north of Interstate 94.

May 5, 2010

Kohls, Brod join ranks of the departing

The door marked “exit” at the Minnesota state Capitol will get a workout at the end of the 2010 session, with 17 legislators (so far) announcing that they’re not seeking re-election in the fall.

Feb 22, 2010

8 legislative incumbents facing intra-party challenges

Eight Minnesota legislative incumbents -- five DFLers and three Republicans -- are facing challenges from members of their own parties this year, not counting six incumbents who have said that they aren't seeking re-election and have fellow party members lining up to succeed them.

Jan 29, 2010

Six legislators won’t run in 2010, with more likely to follow

As the 2010 Minnesota Legislature kicks off this week, a half-dozen legislators, most of them DFLers, have announced that they don't plan to be back when the gavel comes down on the 2011 session.

Jan 27, 2010

9 more candidates line up to challenge legislative incumbents

Nine more Minnesotans have registered with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to run for seats in the state Legislature this fall.

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