Election 2012

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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by Howard Lestrud HometownSource “Get in line by 8 p.m.” and help Minnesota continue to hold its No. 1 ranking for voter turnout in the nation, urged Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie at mid day. “It feels like we are in the general pattern between about 75 and 78 percent turnout,” Ritchie related. “The […]

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