Minnesota Articles

Races to Watch: Minnesota Senate Primary

A Ron Paul-backed economics teacher challenges a young war veteran.
3:21 PM, Apr 30, 2012

Pete Hegseth, a 31-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran and the former director of Vets for Freedom, may be the GOP’s best chance to defeat Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s first-term Democratic senator. But he first has to win the endorsement of the state Republican party.

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Keep an Eye on the Minnesota Senate Race

6:07 PM, Mar 06, 2012

Pete Hegseth, a 31-year-old veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, has announced a bid for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

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Santorum Faring 8 Points Better than Romney among Independents in 'Core Four States'

1:02 PM, Feb 24, 2012

A Rasmussen poll of likely voters in the “four key states” of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina, shows Rick Santorum leading President Obama by 5 percentage points among independents, while Obama leads Mitt Romney by 3 percentage points among that crucial group of voters.

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Santorum Won All 114 Counties in Missouri

3:16 PM, Feb 08, 2012

With St. Louis and Kansas City on opposite ends of the state, and with mostly small(er) towns or rural areas in between, Missouri features a blend of urban, suburban, and rural living somewhat like that of the United States as a whole.

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Santorum: 'Conservatism Is Alive and Well in Missouri and Minnesota'

12:24 AM, Feb 08, 2012

"We doubled [Romney] up here and in Minnesota," Rick Santorum enthusiastically told his Missouri crowd this evening. Santorum directed his fire at Barack Obama, saying that he does not listen to the American people, and indicating that Romney's positions too closely mirror Obama's own positions.  

"Ladies and gentlemen, I don't stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney," Santorum said. "I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama."

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Santorum's Day?

11:21 AM, Feb 07, 2012

Today's primary contests include Missouri's "beauty contest" primary, the Minnesota caucuses, and the Colorado caucuses. Polling firm PPP says all three contests look good for Rick Santorum.

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Pawlenty Used to Tweak Santorum

3:20 PM, Feb 06, 2012

On a conference call Monday afternoon, a Mitt Romney campaign surrogate—Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor—criticized Rick Santorum for being part of the “big-spending establishment in Congress and in the influence-peddling industry that surrounds Congress,” and for previously supporting earmarked spending.

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Romney vs. Santorum?

10:25 AM, Feb 06, 2012

To the Republicans of the states of Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado:

This is your moment to vote on a subject that speaks its own importance—who will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, the man (if I may quote myself!) “who will save us from the ghastly prospect of an Obama second term, and who will then have the task of beginning to put right our listing ship of state, setting our nation on a course to restored solvency, reinvigorated liberty, and renewed greatness.”

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Why February Could Matter

12:30 AM, Feb 01, 2012

I wonder if three features of the race as it stands today aren't being a bit neglected:

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Norm Coleman Advising Romney on Middle East, Latin America

6:08 PM, Sep 21, 2011

Mitt Romney announced today that former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman will be a "special adviser" to his campaign, focusing primarily on foreign policy. "[Coleman's] advice will be critical as I lay out my vision for improving our economy at home and strengthening our partnerships around the world," Romney said in a statement.

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Leave the Driving to Us!

Obama’s bus tour through America’s heartland.
12:11 PM, Aug 16, 2011

Here’s the good news about Obama’s luxury RV bus tour through middle America: For the first August of his presidency he’s not pushing the cock and bull line about this being a “recovery summer.” It’s a whole new president!

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Minnesota Considers Nation's Highest Tax Rate

Higher tax rate will likely mean less revenue.
2:00 PM, Feb 16, 2011

Minnesota, like a lot of states, is facing a major budget shortfall. In order to close the state's $6.2 billion gap, the Wall Street Journal reports that the state's new Democratic governor is considering jacking up the state's taxes on high income earners to unprecedented levels:

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