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Sep 14, 2011

Foes of gay marriage ban face uncharted territory

On May 6 Richard Carlbom became engaged to his boyfriend of more than four years. Two weeks later the Minnesota House voted to place a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the 2012 ballot.

Sep 9, 2011

Richard Carlbom picked to lead pro-gay marriage campaign

Richard Carlbom will be campaign manager of Minnesotans United for All Families, which is leading the effort to defeat the gay marriage amendment on the 2012 ballot.

Sep 8, 2011

Drazkowski considering a run against Walz

Republican House Rep. Steve Drazkowski is not ruling out a run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2012.

Jan 5, 2011

Senate Republicans announce top committee staff

On the first day of the legislative session on Tuesday, many of the Senate's new Republican committee administrators were still receiving the keys to their offices and waiting for their phones to be set up. But for the most part, the top committee staffers who will help Senate Republicans govern in the majority for the first time since 1972 are hardly strangers to the Capitol.

Jan 5, 2011

Trading places

Mark Dayton becomes the first DFL governor in two decades, while Republicans take over the Legislature

Dec 17, 2010

When session opens, 60 former House and Senate members will have moved on

Sen. Steve Dille will probably not be bored when his 24 years at the Legislature officially come to an end next month. The first item on the 65-year-old Dassel Republican's post-Senate agenda is completing a biography of his grandfather.

Dec 3, 2010

Melendez under fire after DFL election debacle

It didn't take long after the election night DFL bloodletting for the pot to begin stirring in the liberal blogosphere.

Nov 24, 2010

Meet the freshmen: House GOP, part III

Ranging in age from 24 to 65, new class presents a varied face

Nov 3, 2010

Oberstar drowns in GOP wave, but rest of MN delegation survives

Chip Cravaack pulled off one of the most stunning political upsets in Minnesota history, knocking off 18-term U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar in the 8th Congressional District. The GOP challenger received 48 percent of the vote, besting the incumbent by nearly 5,000 votes.

Oct 28, 2010

Sabato’s crystal ball: 55-seat GOP House pickup, but MN incumbents survive

National political pundit Larry Sabato has released his final "crystal ball" predictions for the 2010 elections. The director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics anticipates Republicans picking up 55 seats and taking control of the House. Sabato sees the three Minnesota incumbents considered to be in some peril -- DFLers Jim Oberstar and Tim Walz, and Republican Michele Bachmann -[...]

Oct 27, 2010

Quie backs Demmer in CD 1 race

Former Republican governors Al Quie and Arne Carlson both agree that they want Independence Party candidate Tom Horner in the governor's office next year, but they don't see eye-to-eye on who should sit in Congress represnting southern Minnesota.

Oct 15, 2010

GOP’s Demmer guns for an upset over Walz 1st Congressional District

Minnesota's 1st Congressional District has traditionally served as a bellwether for national political trends. In 1994 Republican Gil Gutknecht rode a surge of Clinton midterm discontent in wresting the seat from Democratic hands. A dozen years later, Tim Walz ousted Gutknecht as Democrats nationwide capitalized on anger at the Bush administration and the Iraq War.

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