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Nov 12, 2014

Why was Minnesota the election exception?

The DFL Party had more financial and technical resources than the state Republican Party and deployed those resources more effectively.

Nov 5, 2014

Flipping the House

Tuesday's election is on track to give Republicans a 72-60 majority in the lower chamber, and would signal a near-reversal of the 73-61 majority Democrats won in 2012.

Oct 22, 2014

Suburban battleground

East Metro DFLers have an election fight on their hands.

Oct 8, 2014

Mills, Nolan differ in style and substance

Eighth District candidates Rick Nolan, Stewart Mills and Ray "Skip" Sandman debate guns, health care, the environment and foreign policy.

Oct 3, 2014

No ‘knockout punch’ in first gubernatorial debate

Mark Dayton draws fire from Jeff Johnson, Hannah Nicollet in the first of five scheduled gubernatorial debates.

Sep 17, 2014

In ‘purple’ Edina, a House contest like no other

Incumbent 84-year-old tax and transportation policy guru, Ron Erhardt, faces challenger, Dario Anselmo, who garnered the Republican endorsement despite sharing many of the moderate views that hastened Erhardt’s defection from the party.

Jul 23, 2014

Filling the GOP dollar gap

A new crop of conservative fundraising organizations have appeared over the last 18 months to build on existing mainstay groups geared up help candidates and causes.

Jun 13, 2014

MNsure study heralded by Democrats

The dramatic cut in the number of uninsured people in the state brought cheers from Democrats, but the federal health care law will remain a focus of GOP campaigns.

Jun 13, 2014

The Capitol Note: Franken and Dayton face tight margins, poll says

Gov. Mark Dayton and US Sen. Al Franken are facing narrow margins of victory, according to a KSTP-SurveyUSA poll released on Thursday.

Apr 17, 2014

The Capitol Note: MNsure hires Deloitte

Though a red wave swept through America on Election Day 2014, Minnesota remained a blue enclave. Why was the state an exception to the sweeping Republican victories throughout the country in 2014? The question is particularly compelling because turnout in Minnesota was the lowest of any midterm in at least 20 years, at 50.03 percent. ...

Apr 16, 2014

Spring break is campaign time in greater Minnesota

DFLers hit swing districts to push accomplishments.

Sep 10, 2013

CFPDB: Dayton campaign inadvertently misreported plane trip

The complaint, which was filed by Republican advocacy group Minnesota Jobs Coalition, pointed to three October trips in which the Democratic governor used the state plane for a mix of state business and campagin campagin activity.

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