2012 Elections
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 R...Read More
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By Tim Hennagir ECM Publishers/Monticello Times Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t face a recount challenge from former DFL opponent Jim Graves. The Sixth District race officially ended Wednesday morning after Graves issued a concession statement and both candidates spoke briefly via telephone. “It’s...Read More
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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 c...Read More
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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...Read More
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Forest Lake Republican Bob Dettmer will serve a fourth term in the State House. Dettmer handled Lindstrom DFL’er John Bruno by nearly 3,400 votes on Tuesday. He carried 12 of the 15 precincts and finished with 13,033 votes, or 57 percent. The former longtime wrestling coach and Army officer will r...Read More
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