2012 Elections

Veteran congresswoman holds more than 2-to-1 margin over Hernandez   By ERIK SANDIN erik.sandin@ecm-inc.com   With 81 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Democratic 4th District Congresswoman Betty McCollum beat back a challenge from Republican Tony Hernandez by a two-to-one margin to hold on to her seat in the redrawn district With 186 out of 230 [...]

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Ted Kozlowski won his city council seat by less than 100 votes against Tom Corbett while Tom Weidner ousted incumbent Jim Roush by close to 200 votes. Complete but unofficial results show Kozlowski captured the Ward 2 council seat, by an 84-vote margin over Tom Corbett. Kozlowski received 51.31 percent of votes while Corbett received [...]

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Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third Congressional District race against challenger Brian Barnes. With nearly 77 percent of precincts reporting, Barnes conceded the race to Paulsen, who earned 58 percent of votes and Barnes had 41.5 percent, as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. Paulsen gave his victory speech when approximately 50 [...]

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By SunThisweek on November 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, has the early lead in the 2nd Congressional District over former state Rep. Mike Obermueller, according to results reported from the Minnesota Secretary of State. This report does not include the areas of the district that have reported results. Precincts Reporting [...]

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The Minnesota Senate DFL caucus was envisioning a possible return to leadership with some very key election victories. In Senate District 37 Sen. Pam Wolf was defeated by former House member Alice Johnson. Sen. Benjamin Kruse of Brooklyn Park was defeated by John Hoffman in District 47. Rep. Keith Downey, Republican, was defeated by Melissa [...]

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At about 75 minutes after midnight, former Congressman Rick Nolan went to the podium as Representative-elect for the 8th District. He had just defeated incumbent Chip Cravaack. The margin of victory was 53 percent to 47 percent. Cravaack conceded victory to Nolan. Nolan said he did not know where to begin to thank all of [...]

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