Elections 2012

Ellison wins by large margin in Fifth Congressional District BY SETH ROWE – SUN NEWSPAPERS Despite a tense campaign, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison easily won re-election to represent the Fifth Congressional District in Congress. Ellison faced a challenge by Republican Chris Fields, a retired Marine running in his first campaign. With 50 percent of the […]

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Incumbent Democratic Fourth District Congresswoman Betty McCollum easily beat back a challenge from Republican Tony Hernandez by a two-to-one margin Tuesday to hold on to her seat in the redrawn district. With all 230 precincts reporting, complete but unofficial results show McCollum had 216,680 votes, 62.27 percent, to Hernandez’s 109,656, 31.51 percent. Independence Party candidate […]

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With all 39 precincts in Minnesota Senate District 33 reporting, GOP candidate Dave Osmek has been elected to take over for outgoing Sen. Gen Olson. Osmek received 28,195 votes – 58.92 percent – compared to the 19,547 votes DFL candidate Judy Rogosheske recieved – 40.85 percent. There were also 112 write-in votes cast, accounting for […]

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 Three Rivers Park District 1 covers Plymouth, Wayzata, Long Lake, Medicine Lake, Minnetonka Beach and Orono precincts one, three, and four. After all 60 precincts in District 1 reported, newcomer Penny Steele took the race with 52.12 percent of the votes cast (32,470 votes). Incumbent Sara Wyatt lost with 47.20 percent (29,405 votes), and 424 […]

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The Osseo School Board race was tight, and with 55 out of 56 precincts reporting at about 12:40 a.m. Nov. 6, it was still too close to call. Only 83 votes separated the candidates with the third- and fourth-most votes. That’s less than one-tenth of 1 percent difference. Out of the five candidates on the ballot, […]

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U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, fended off a challenge in the 2nd District from Eagan attorney and former state Rep. Mike Obermueller on Tuesday to win election to his sixth term in the House. Kline won 54 percent of the vote, while Obermueller finished with 46 percent. Some had speculated that the redrawn 2nd District […]

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by Emily Bialkowski – ECM Publishers The incumbent seems to have it in Minnesota’s contest for the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District seat. Tim Walz, a Democrat, teacher and retired command sergeant, took the race from challenger Allen Quist (R-St. Peter) by a margin of 24,168 votes to 19,823 in the early going Tuesday […]

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With 100 percent precincts reporting, John Hoffman, vice chair of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board, has unseated Sen. Benjamin Kruse in Senate District 36, covers Brooklyn Park north of 85th Avenue, as well as Champlin and part of Coon Rapids. Kruse has only served one term in office. Hoffman earned 22,197 votes, or 53 percent, compared […]

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