2012 elections
Minnesota Secretary of State Ritchie announced today (Nov. 7) the possibility of two automatic legislative recounts.  One in House District 8B (Alexandria area) and the other in Senate District 20 (Northfield area). “Minnesotans are anxious to know who will represent them, but they also want to b...Read More
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Minnesota Secretary of State Ritchie announced today (Nov. 7) that Minnesotans cast a record number of ballots in yesterday’s election. With 99.93 percent of precincts reporting 2,938,947 voters cast ballots in the presidential race. Since most voters cast votes in the presidential race, this numb...Read More
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By T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol Reporter Republicans expressed a certain mystification over the thumping they took last night. “Nobody saw it coming,” said Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, a 14-year veteran of the House, of Republicans losing the legislature, a congressman, two amendments. “I was surprise...Read More
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As if placing exclamations mark on a disastrous election day for Minnesota Republicans, voters rejected two amendments the Republican-controlled legislature placed on the ballot. The high-profile marriage amendment, aimed at defining marriage in the state constitution as union of one man and one wom...Read More
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By Jeff Hage, Princeton Union Eagle The Chip Cravaack era is over in the Eighth Congressional District after one term. Cravaack conceded to challenger Rick Nolan around 1 a.m. Wednesday. With 75 percent of the vote counted, Nolan held a 52-47 percent lead. The Nolan camp had reason for optimism earl...Read More
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won easy reelection to a second, six-year term Election Day (Nov. 6), crushing Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Bills by a wide margin. “We won the right way,” Klobuchar told Democrats gathered in St. Paul Tuesday evening. “He (Bills) campaigned hard to the end....Read More
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