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Jan 4, 2013

Politician of the Year: ‘Vote No’ campaigns defied the odds in constitutional referendums

On the night that House Republicans voted to place an amendment prohibiting gay marriage on the ballot in 2012, Sen. Scott Dibble stood outside the chamber and vowed that Minnesota would become the first state in the country to defeat such a proposal.

Nov 14, 2012

Defeat of voter ID was team effort

Broad coalition led by TakeAction Minnesota won by making the most of modestly funded drive.

Nov 7, 2012

Amendments: From anxiety to elation at ‘Vote No’ parties

Frenetic early-morning celebrations capped an historic Election Day in which Minnesota voters defeated two ballot initiatives that were a hallmark of the GOP-controlled Legislature that swarmed to victory two years ago on a national wave.

Nov 5, 2012

SurveyUSA poll: Late surge puts voter ID amendment in doubt

The 48 percent level of support is a 7 percent drop from findings last week, and marks a 14-point slide since mid-September.

Nov 2, 2012

Photo ID opponents tout internal poll showing support at 50 percent

Opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls are citing a new internal poll as evidence that they're gaining momentum. The poll shows support for the measure at 50 percent, while 44 percent expressed opposition.

Oct 24, 2012

Top races draw less outside ad cash than expected

One notable exception: Cravaack/Nolan CD 8 race

Oct 15, 2012

Voter ID opposition goes up on airwaves

Our Vote Our Future, the main group opposing a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo identification, released its first television spot. The commercial features former DFL Secretary of State Joan Growe, who held the office for more than two decades, and will be broadcast in the Twin Cities Market beginning Monday.

Aug 1, 2012

Amendment groups sit on cash, bide their time

Despite the continuing legal drama surrounding the two constitutional amendments headed for this fall’s ballot, the groups formed to support or defeat the amendments to outlaw gay marriage and mandate voter ID are in something of a holding pattern

Jul 20, 2012

DFL third-party and anti-amendment groups still winning the fundraising wars

A trio of DFL third-party groups -- comprised of Alliance for a Better Minnesota, Win Minnesota and the 2012 Fund -- are still significantly out-raising a slew of independent expenditures groups on the right. And in the battle of the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment -- the most high profile fight this cycle and drawing the most donations -- groups opposing the amendment are still pullin[...]

Jun 26, 2012

Mondale, Carlson will lead anti-voter ID campaign

Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Gov. Arne Carlson will lead the effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. They'll be joined by former congressman Tim Penny and veteran civil rights activist Josie Johnson as co-chairs of Our Vote Our Future.

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