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Wy Spano

Oct 12, 2012

Cravaack, Nolan battle for the soul of the 8th

The scene at the first public debate between candidates in Minnesota’s northeast 8th Congressional District this year was far tamer than the same event just two years ago.

Aug 25, 2012

After Gauthier, DFL picks up the pieces

It’s been a dizzying 10 days for Democrats in Minnesota. It was back on August 15 that news reports first indicated that first-term DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier was investigated – but not charged – by police for having oral sex with a 17-year-old male at a public rest stop.

Aug 22, 2012

Gauthier still running; DFL reeling

Embattled DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier shocked nearly everyone in the Minnesota political firmament on Wednesday morning when he announced that he plans to seek reelection to his seat in the state House of Representatives. The announcement came one week after it was publicly reported that Gauthier had been investigated by Duluth police following an incident in which he used a Craigslist ad to meet and [...]

Jul 23, 2012

KSTP survey shows momentum for Romney, cash-strapped conservatives

After weeks of underwhelming financial numbers for Minnesota conservatives, this week starts with a much more encouraging set of digits. A new poll from Survey USA and KSTP finds an upswing in support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the state, and 52 percent of respondents planning to vote in favor of the ballot question to ban gay marriage.

Apr 13, 2012

DFL primary looms in CD 8 contest

Next month DFL activists will gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate in the 8th Congressional District. The outcome is in little doubt: Former Congressman Rick Nolan is widely expected to walk away with party backing.

Oct 19, 2011

Clark cash haul suggests expensive DFL primary

The notion that Tarryl Clark is gunning for the DFL endorsement in her quest for Congress has all but been abandoned by party activists in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

Oct 5, 2011

Can Fanning break logjam in CD 8 DFL?

With the entry of Daniel Fanning into the 8th Congressional District race, the DFL field seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack next year has grown more populous and more complex.

Sep 15, 2010

Wy Spano’s book on Coleman-Franken recount is shelved

Two books examining the neverending 2008 U.S. Senate contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman were slated to be published in the coming weeks. But Wy Spano's recount account apparently will never make it to bookstores.

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