2012 elections

The Minnesota Newspaper Association distributes a survey every two years, asking for feedback from candidates for congressional and judicial offices. Below are the complete responses from 8th District Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack. Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. Name: Chip Cravaack Occupation: U.S. Representative (MN-8), former Navy captain and airline pilot City of residence: […]

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The Minnesota Newspaper Association distributes a survey every two years, asking for feedback from candidates for congressional and judicial offices. Below are the complete responses from 8th District DFL candidate Rick Nolan. Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. I was born and raised on the Cuyuna Range in Minnesota’s 8th District. I raised my […]

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To provide our readers with information to help them in their decision-making at the polls, the Record sent out a questionnaire to each of the candidates who want to represent this area in the state legislature. Candidates from Senate District 9 and House District 9B and Senate District 15 and House District 15B were invited […]

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By T.W. Budig. Capitol Reporter Cravaack was looking to buy a rifle earlier this fall for bear hunting — the Republican jokes about appalling his wife by dragging a bear skin into the house. But Cravaack, engaged in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country, ended up posing no threat to […]

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By T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol Reporter A veteran Republican legislator and a veteran State Capitol political reporter suggested the same thing — Rep. Kurt Bills, Republican U.S. Senate candidate, may need to keep it simpler. “I don’t know if he wants to be more of a politician — that might not be the right word or […]

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By T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol Reporter Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack and the Democratic challenger, former Congressman Rick Nolan, patted each other’s backs, stood smiling side-by-side for photos and  exchanged barbs about their ages. But the debate at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Cambridge Tuesday (Oct. 16), showed, pleasantries aside, two politically different men. Cravaack and Nolan […]

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To provide our readers with information to help them in their decision-making at the polls, the Record sent out a questionnaire to each of the candidates for the Little Falls City Council. Only candidates in races where the candidates outnumbered the seats available were sent questionnaires. In Little Falls, three candidates filed to fill the […]

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