Politics in Minnesota
Updated: 28 min 28 sec ago
Tuesday’s elections have shaken up the debate over how Minnesota should pay for its transportation system.
Republican Sen. Mary Lazich will become the first woman state Senate president in Wisconsin history.
Obama effectively pledged to drive a political wedge into the new Republican majority when he said he’d act unilaterally to ease life for undocumented immigrants.
Sometimes filibuster amnesia strikes pundits in the middle of a column.
Tuesday's election is on track to give Republicans a 72-60 majority in the lower chamber, and would signal a near-reversal of the 73-61 majority Democrats won in 2012.
The GOP managed to wrest control of the House from the DFL, but that is scant solace given that the party won’t have another chance at statewide office until 2018.
School construction projects fared well at the polls Tuesday.
Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Of those who show up at the polls, swing voters, not the party base, determine elections in our new political system.
The defining message of the 2014 elections was that there was none.
Will the Republican Party of Minnesota overcome recent struggles and wrest back control of the lower chamber, thus ending the state’s two-year experiment with single-party control?
The Democrats’ central party fund spent some $2.2 million on independent expenditures and had about $440,000 cash on hand as of the Oct. 20 reporting date, which edges out Republican numbers.
Four months after surviving a legal challenge from a former state lawmaker, the four-story Senate building is rising up on a former surface parking lot.
Clinton spoke highly of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who are among the names suggested for possible presidential competitors in 2016.
Transportation funding and estate taxes among concerns of real estate association.
If three Republican Senate candidates lost — because of better-than-expected Democratic turnout, last-minute shifts in the race, or dumb luck — Republicans would come up just short of a majority.
The GOP base appears no less irate than at any other moment in the Obama era, and the party leadership’s plans look no more coherent or calibrated to the times.
The Minnesota House speaker is confident the DFL will retain the majority even though conservatives are hopeful of their odds to regain control after two years.
The deadly disease originating in Africa is an issue with scant traction in governor’s campaign, but the Senate challenger is using it as a cudgel.
Four years after she was shot in the head and went on to inspire millions with her recovery, Gabby Giffords continues to push for tighter gun-control laws, but few candidates are willing to rally to her cause.