2012 Elections

U.S. Congressman District 8 812 out of 812 precincts reporting Richard Nolan (DFL): 193778 Chip Cravaack (R): 161203 State Representative District 32A 19 out of 19 precincts reporting Brian Johnson (R): 10014 Paul Gammel (DFL): 8601 Paul Bergley (Constitution):851 State Senator District 31 31 out of 31 precincts reporting Michelle Benson (R): 24774 Mike Starr (DFL): 17423 State Senator District […]

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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 surprised,” said Jeff Johnson, Minnesota Republican National committeeman and Hennepin County Commissioner. “Honestly, I don’t know (what […]

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Saying he is hopeful “tonight,” newly re-elected President Barack Obama said what makes America great is love, duty, sharing and patriotism. Obama spoke to a large group of supporters in an indoor setting in Chicago to celebrate his victory over Gov. Mitt Romney. “Despite all the hardships we have been though, I have never been […]

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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 the DFL’s 62 seats. In the Senate, it’s 37 Republicans to 30 Democrats. As of 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the DFL had already […]

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Athens Township President Romney: 685 Obama: 508 U.S. Senator Klobuchar: 699 Bills: 409 U.S. Congress Cravaack: 602 Nolan: 564 State Senator Benson: 586 Starr: 561 State Representative Daudt: 620 Fiereck: 513 County Commissioner Kennedy: 359 Warring: 668 Bradford Township President Romney: 1071 Obama: 739 U.S. Senator Klobuchar: 1035 Bills: 677 U.S. Congress Cravaack: 994 Nolan: 783 State Senator […]

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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 man and woman, with 97 percent of state precincts reporting was short of the 50 percent […]

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