The most expensive legislative race in terms of independent expenditures was in Senate District 36 where DFL candidate Heather Gustafson of Vadnais Heights defeated GOP incumbent Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes.
Called “Democracy Dollars,” the proposal would automatically send Minnesota voters coupons to easily spend on their favorite candidates.
Those who fought for marriage equality say conversations with Minnesotans about their values helped ensure defeat in 2012 of a constitutional amendment and a change in Minnesota law soon after.
A court case arguing that those convicted of felonies should have their voting rights restored when being released from prison has waited nearly 14 months for a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling. Meanwhile, DFL state lawmakers hope to change the law.
A lot happened in 2022, including a consequential election. But there was plenty of political drama leading up to it, too.
Demuth was a school board member before being elected to the Legislature in 2018. She replaces Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, in leading the House Republican caucus.
Biden wants South Carolina to go first, followed by New Hampshire, Nevada, Georgia and Michigan.
A budget surplus, DFL control and high needs leave housing leaders at the State Capitol feeling optimistic.
The DFL owes its new one-vote majority in the state Senate and its narrow control of Minnesota government to just a handful of candidates who won close elections last week.
The dream of a suburban revolt against DFL Attorney General Keith Ellison from voters concerned about public safety failed to materialize.
More votes were cast in suburbs in the seven-county metro area than in Greater Minnesota or in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and many suburban voters cared about abortion.
Mary Moriarty defeated Martha Holton Dimick by nearly 16 percentage points in Tuesday’s Hennepin County attorney race.
A searchable table of how every Hennepin County city — from Bloomington to Woodland, and of course, Minneapolis — voted.
A MinnPost analysis of Tuesday’s vote shows that Craig outperformed Kistner in Dakota County, running well ahead of him in Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville, while trailing her Republican challenger, but not by much, in Lakeville.
A searchable, sortable table of election results.
DFL Senators gathered at the Capitol said support for abortion rights in the suburbs and some remaining DFL-friendly districts in Greater Minnesota made the difference.
It’s a huge win for DFL Gov. Tim Walz, who won’t have to worry about things like his agenda going nowhere in the GOP-controlled Senate or his commissioners being fired.
Walz’s margin of victory was smaller than it was in 2018, but he did well in the suburbs and in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The GOP had hoped to win seats in battleground legislative races across the Twin Cities suburbs. Instead, Democrats did well in places like Coon Rapids, Lino Lakes, Blaine and Shakopee.
In Tuesday’s election, Ellison kept up the DFL’s AG winning streak, which started in 1970. Republicans trailed in every statewide race, imperiling the party’s shot at its first statewide victory since 2006.