2012 Elections

By Jeff Hage on November 7, 2012 at 4:44 am 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 [...]

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Updates 7:50 a.m., 11-7-12   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. [...]

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Dettmer beats Bruno; Kent ousts Lillie from state Senate Republicans Kathy Lohmer, Bob Dettmer and Karin Housley won their state legislative races Tuesday, but will be part of a Republican minority when the 2013 Legislature convenes early next year. Democrats regained control of both the Senate and House of Representatives, helped in part by showings [...]

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Dougherty, Runk win council seats Oak Park Heights’ voters decided it was time for change on their city council, electing veteran Councilwoman Mary McComber the city’s new mayor over 12-year incumbent Mayor David Beaudet. Voters gave incumbent Councilman Mike Runk another term and elected businessman Chuck Dougherty, a former member of the city’s Planning and [...]

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Bloyer, Smith on council Lake Elmo City Councilman Mike Pearson earned what turned out to be an easy victory over incumbent Mayor Dean Johnston Tuesday while incumbent City Councilwoman Anne Smith and newcomer Justin Bloyer won the two at-large council posts, ousting incumbent Councilman Brett Emmons. Complete but unofficial returns from the city’s two precincts [...]

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Political newcomer Amy Burback took second place and won a seat on the Independent School District 834 Board Tuesday with close to 25 percent of the vote while current Board Chairman George Dierberger finished fourth in the race for three board seats. Burback, who took 24.96 percent of the 56,981 votes cast, was full of [...]

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