On its face, the race for Minnesota’s Senate District 9 shouldn’t be competitive. The sprawling Senate district stretches across four socially conservative counties in central Minnesota that have voted overwhelmingly for Republicans in past races.
After adjourning in the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Minnesota House of Representatives plunged ahead with the bittersweet biennial ritual of retirement speeches from departing members.
In announcing his decision, LeMieur said his it was a difficult one, but cited family interests in motivating his choice to leave office.
Today's 2010 campaign finance reports indicate some state legislative races were spendy affairs. We survey some of the marquee races.
Property taxes may be wedge issue in central Minnesota district On its face, the race for Minnesota’s newly drawn Senate District 9 shouldn’t be competitive. The sprawling Senate district stretches across four rural, socially conservative counties in central Minnesota that have voted overwhelmingly for Republicans in past state and national races. That would seem to ...
Many Republican frosh have records of local civic service HD 15B: King Banaian King Banaian was surrounded by politics growing up in New Hampshire. The state is inundated with presidential hopefuls every four years, and Banaian was recruited at 15 to put flyers on doors for the George McGovern campaign.
In some political attacks during this year's legislative campaign, the attacking party has been the one that's gotten bloodied.
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.
A negative mailing arrived in Republican state Senate candidate Dan Hall's district last weekend that caught him by surprise.
The race in House District 12B is one of the most vigorously contested in the state. Two years ago incumbent DFLer Al Doty won re-election by just 76 votes -- the slimmest margin in the state. Now he faces a rematch against Republican Mike LeMieur.
House DFLers, who are trying to protect a sizable majority, swamped Republicans in fundraising through Oct. 18. But House Republicans spent more on independent expenditures in contested races.
After decades of very public clashes between anti-abortion and abortion-rights advocates, the issue has had a notably lower profile in recent state campaigns. And ostensibly at least, 2010 is likely to continue that trend. But it hardly means that abortion politics is a forgotten matter.
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