2012 Election Recap

As a nation, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected in the 2012 Election with 303 electoral votes versus Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan’s 206 Electoral College votes. Obama also earned the lead in the popular vote with 59,621,436 compared to Romney’s 56,989,709. As a state, Obama earned more than 1.54 million votes or […]

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Northwest metro cities post stellar turnout percentages According to the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, voter turnout nationwide was lower than in the past two presidential elections with 57.5 percent turnout. Minnesota nabbed the title for highest voter turnout in the nation for the 8th year in a row. With 76 percent […]

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In addition to Nov. 6 determining the course of the U.S. Presidency and fate of the two amendments on Minnesota’s state ballot, residents in Champlin and Dayton had another reason to head to the polls in droves – new city leadership. Both of the city’s incumbent mayors chose not to run for re-election this year. […]

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In a sea-change of losses for Republicans, Uglem emerges as a winner When Election night arrived, Mark Uglem settled in at Sammy Perrella’s Pizza in Brooklyn Park with family, friends and some of the other Republican candidates on the ballot. It was to be a night of victory celebrations all around. Uglem knew his days […]

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John Hoffman, vice chair of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board, won Senate District 36 with a comfortable margin over his opponent, incumbent Sen. Benjamin Kruse, R-Brooklyn Park. District 36 covers Brooklyn Park north of 85th Avenue, as well as Champlin and part of Coon Rapids. Kruse was elected in 2010.   Hoffman received 22,197 votes, or […]

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Heading into Election night Champlin and Dayton faced potential for significant changeover in the complexion of their respective city councils. With both city’s mayors choosing not to run for re-election – Dayton’s Mayor Doug Anderson is retiring and Champlin’s Mayor Mark Uglem made a successful bid for the state house – new head leadership was […]

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