The legislator from Buffalo is running for the top job in the MN Senate.
Archives for November 3, 2010
Jim Oberstar’s defeat in Tuesday night’s election was a political earthquake. We wanted to know more from Minnesota citizens about what happened to unseat Oberstar and the origins of support for Republican Chip Cravaack. My colleague Molly Bloom reached out to Minnesotans in MPR’s Public Insight Network to try and found out why. “Mr. Oberstar Read more →
He’s been the Minnesota Senate’s majority leader the past four years, but state Sen. Larry Pogemiller of Minneapolis says he won’t seek to lead DFL-ers as minority leader in the next legislative session. “No matter how committed we were or hard we all worked, in the end it didn’t matter, the result is the result,” Read more →
Down by 9,057 votes with all precincts reporting, Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer just put out this statement: With nearly 100% of precincts reporting, this race is still too close to call. The margin that currently separates Senator Dayton and me is currently within the automatic recount trigger. There is a process in law that Read more →
With all precincts reporting, the Associated Press says DFL-er Mark Dayton holds a 9,057 lead over Republican Tom Emmer. Here are the AP totals: Mark Dayton 918,351 43.7% Tom Emmer 909,294 43.2% Tom Horner 251,300 12.0% MPR’s Elizabeth Dunbar has a deeper story online about the coming recount, which will likely start Nov. 29.
MPR reporter Tom Weber spent last night tracking Minnesota House and Senate races and just sent this updated list of winners, losers and potential recounts. Take a look and post any thoughts below. We also have links to easy-to-read totals on Minnesota legislative races: Minnesota House Minnesota Senate Races where there will be a recount, Read more →
We’ve been hearing tons about the elections from our audience on our Today’s Question page and on Facebook and wanted to feature some of what you’ve been telling us. Here’s the question we asked: After GOP victories, what changes do you see for the state and the country? Below is a sampling. Don’t see yourself Read more →
Picking though the story lines of last night’s stunning GOP takeover of the Minnesota House and Senate, we started wondering how it changes the odds of a new Vikings stadium bill. One of the stadium’s chief backers – House Ways and Means Chairman Loren Solberg – appears to have lost his seat last night after Read more →
A look at the day’s political news.
Minnesota’s 8th is in GOP hands for the first time since the Truman Administration.