Elections 2012
Osseo sees record voter turnout The voters have spoken, and in large numbers across the cities of Maple Grove and Osseo. A tight Presidential race in the 2012 General Election may have been the reason area polling locations saw record voter turnouts. As a nation, President Barack Obama and Vice Pres...Read More
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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Republican and Democratic leaders have begun stepping away from power and toward it in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election. House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, indicated at a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, that he did not intend to seek further leader...Read More
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BY T.W. BUDIG ECM Capitol reporter Republicans expressed a certain mystification over the thumping they took Election Day. “Nobody saw it coming,” said Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, a 14-year veteran of the House, of Republicans losing the legislature, a congressman and the two amendments. “I was ...Read More
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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 t...Read More
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Voters flock to the polls Tuesday morning, Nov. 6 deciding the fate of numerous offices including Champlin Mayor, state and U.S. representatives and senators and U.S. President. These voters from Ward 2 in Champlin waited in a line that filled the Champlin Ice Forum’s entryway early Tuesday mo...Read More
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By Tim Hennagir – 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 hoveri...Read More
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by T.W. Budig – ECM Capitol reporter Republicans expressed a certain mystification over the thumping they took Election Day. “Nobody saw it coming,” said Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, a 14-year veteran of the House, of Republicans losing the legislature, a congressman and the two amendments. ...Read More
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