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PPP: Support, opposition even on gay marriage ban in new poll

Minnesotans are split down the middle on the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. The poll finds 48 percent support for the amendment and 47 percent opposition. A majority vote is required for passage, suggesting that amendment supporters may need to convince some of the 5 percent of likely voters who declared themselves "Not sure."

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CD 8 congressional primary is a toss-up

Anything could happen in the DFL primary in the 8th Congressional District. Three challengers — Jeff Anderson, Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan — are running credible campaigns, and turnout is expected to be extremely low for the mid-August primary.

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Some young Republicans rally against gay marriage ban

On a recent Thursday evening, roughly 50 people gathered at Shamrocks bar in St. Paul to discuss the looming ballot campaign to ban gay marriage. The event was specifically targeted at young Republicans and featured GOP Reps. John Kriesel and Tim Kelly, outspoken opponents of the proposed anti-gay marriage amendment.

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Supreme Court rejects suit seeking access to rejected absentee ballots in Coleman-Franken contest

Perhaps the last legal argument stemming from the epic 2008 U.S. Senate contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken has been settled. The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by five television stations seeking access to absentee ballots that were rejected. The state's top court ruled that the ballots aren't public data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.

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