Election 2012
Whether it is the many political races this year, the two state amendment proposals, or that a president is being chosen, the number of absentee votes is strong in the Princeton area as Tuesday’s general election nears. The number of absentee ballots cast in Mille Lacs County as of Oct. 24 was the...Read More
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The first debate between Republican 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her Democratic challenger, hotel magnate Jim Graves,  made up in feistiness what it lacked in timeliness.   In a debate coming just a week before the election, Graves said: “Michele, could you read my lips pl...Read More
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Over the past several weeks, the ECM Editorial Board has shared its voting recommendations for key elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We do not make these decisions lightly and do so only after hundreds of hours of work by a number of editorial board panels and the full board that interviewed numerous ca...Read More
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For years, I’ve encouraged local chambers of commerce to take stands on local political issues. Yes, even endorse candidates. Local policy-making boards look to their chambers as representing the voice and concerns of business – like the local sign ordinance, zoning issues and school board tax l...Read More
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It’s hard not to be impressed by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She’s smart. She’s subtle. She is a careful listener. And almost always, she seems to be right on the mark when it comes to doing what is best for Minnesotans. We heartily endorse the first-term Democrat in her race against Republican c...Read More
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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 on Tuesday (Oct. 16) showed, pl...Read More
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Two years ago, Minnesota’s 8th District delivered one of the largest surprises in the nation, when Republican Chip Cravaack upset 18-term DFL incumbent Jim Oberstar. Now voters must decide if Cravaack will be a one-and-done Congressman or if he is worthy of a second term. While Cravaack ran his 20...Read More
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