2012 Election

Just after midnight, the two proposed constitutional amendments, marriage and voter ID, were very close. “No” votes led with 50 percent to 48 percent on both amendments. In other election news, former Congressman Rick Nolan was leading incumbent Eighth District Rep. Chip Cravaack by a 52 to 48 percent margin. In U.S. House District Six, [...]

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BY SETH ROWE – SUN NEWSPAPERS Despite a tense campaign, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison easily won re-election to represent the 5th Congressional District in Congress. Ellison faced a challenge by Republican Chris Fields, a retired Marine running in his first campaign. With 50 percent of the vote counted, Ellison had brought in twice as many [...]

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Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third Congressional District race against challenger Brian Barnes. With nearly 77 percent of precincts reporting, Barnes conceded the race to Paulsen, who earned 58 percent of votes and Barnes had 41.5 percent, as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. Paulsen gave his victory speech when approximately 50 [...]

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It looks like Minnesota Democrats have regained control of the House and Senate after losing control of both houses two years ago. Because of redistricting all 201 of Minnesota’s legislative seats were up for grabs. Prior to the election, Republicans controlled both the House and Senate. In the House, the GOP controlled 72 seats to [...]

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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. And we all wish him well,” she [...]

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