Election 2012

Voters will see two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot on Nov. 6. Both are controversial. The so-called marriage amendment seeks to place in the state constitution language defining marriage as the union of one man and woman. The question asked of voters reads: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a [...]

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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 largest that [...]

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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 please, arguing the congresswoman was ignoring his position on [...]

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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 candidates and researched [...]

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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 levies. I believe chambers should endorse good candidates to [...]

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