Election 2012

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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It was an unusually late time to end the shift for the staff tallying the votes in the Mille Lacs County Auditor-Treasurer’s office in the county’s historic courthouse this presidential election. Auditor Treasurer Phil Thompson and assistant Laurie Tinklenberg didn’t finish the count until 3:30 a.m. and three other workers put in almost as many […]

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Rep. Michele Bachmann appears poised to turn away a strong Sixth District charge from DFL challenger Jim Graves’ and win their Sixth District battle, narrowly notching a fourth term in Congress. Minnesota news organizations began reporting Bachmann’s 51 percent to 49 percent margin of victory shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday. Unofficial results reported shortly after […]

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State Sen. Dave Brown, R-Becker, had a comfortable lead over challenger Sally Knox, DFL-Ogilvie, with votes from all 63 precincts, in which Brown had 21,906 votes to Knox’s 16,768. Brown has an insurance business and Knox is a personal care attendant who has not had public office experience. State Senate District 15 includes all of […]

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The worst kept secret in town is now official: Princeton will have a new mayor come January. City councilor Paul Whitcomb was the only candidate to file for the mayor position and will replace Mayor Jeremy Riddle. Whitcomb received 1,799 votes in the Mille Lacs and Sherburne County portions of the city. There were 47 […]

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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 early. When results came in from all of Duluth’s 34 precincts, […]

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