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Linda Scheid

Nov 16, 2012

Senate Democrats name committee chairs

The Senate DFL has formalized its committee structure and appointed the chairs who will direct the flow of legislation in 2013.

Nov 30, 2011

Five DFLers on ballot in free-for-all SD 59 primary

Senate District 59, which encompasses the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota and northeast Minneapolis, is home to one of the most concentrated DFL constituencies in Minnesota.

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.

Oct 21, 2011

DFLers hold on to friendly turf

The changing demographics and DFL-friendly voting record of Senate District 46 signaled an easy win for DFL Sen.-elect Chris Eaton in Tuesday’s special election.

Oct 18, 2011

Hayden, Eaton win Senate special elections

Current DFL Rep. Jeff Hayden won a special election in Minneapolis' Senate District 61 with more than 68 percent of the vote, while DFL newcomer Chris Eaton, a registered nurse from Brooklyn Center, took home the Senate District 46 race with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Sep 14, 2011

Hayden, Eaton win DFL special election primaries

DFLers Chris Eaton and Rep. Jeff Hayden handily won primaries Tuesday ahead of an Oct. 18 contest to fill two open seats in the state Senate.

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.

Aug 29, 2011

Hayden, Eaton earn DFL endorsements for special elections

The endorsements will likely be key in the Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center districts -- both DFL strongholds -- as candidates line up for an upcoming Sept. 13 primary. Hayden will face five other DFLers in the Minneapolis primary battle in September, while Eaton is up against one other DFLer in the primary and a Democrat-turned Independence Party candidate in the October general election for the[...]

Aug 19, 2011

Nurse, activist Eaton stumps for a seat in the Senate

Shortly after DFL Sen. Linda Scheid died from cancer in June, the stars began to align for Chris Eaton to take her place in the upper chamber.

Aug 4, 2011

GOPers line up for Berglin, Scheid seats

Republicans are lining up for the Oct. 18 special election to fill two Senate seats that have been held by DFLers for the last several decades.

Aug 1, 2011

DFL primaries loom for Berglin, Scheid seats

Three DFL candidates have lined up for the primary battle in Berglin's Minneapolis district, and two candidates will go head-to-head in a primary for Scheid's old seat.

Jul 26, 2011

Special election for Berglin, Scheid seats set for October

The special elections will be held Oct. 18, with a primary scheduled the month before on Sept. 13.

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