The former judge and county prosecutor said her know-how and relationships equip her to improve public safety and police accountability.
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In the 5th, Omar faces well-funded challengers in Aug. 9 primary and the Democrat who wins will see a well-funded challenger in November, though the seat is considered safely Democrat. Democrat Ettinger, running in the 1st, makes big loans to his campaign in a “safe” Republican district.
The Majority Leader of the DFL-led Minnesota House of Representatives says partnership building and focusing prosecutorial resources on violent crime will steady public safety in the county.
Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature have called for voters in November to elect a “pro-choice majority” to the state Capitol. That request includes flipping the Senate and changing the makeup of the state House, where the DFL already has a narrow majority.
The race for the 3rd District congressional seat is a contest between two very different personalities and ideologies.
The strategy of keeping the impact of the bill quiet to assure passage should have ended after it was signed by Gov. Tim Walz. But even after it passed, there was little explanation of the sweep of the bill.
The potential change in ideology is notable because the state Senate has been, in many ways, the political face of the Republican party over the past four years.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has a budget north of $120 million and more than 800 employees.
Any legislation significantly curtailing existing abortion access would likely fail if Walz is reelected or if Democrats are in control the state House or Senate next year. But if Republicans win full control of state government, the political picture would be different and abortion foes would have more power.
Polling taken before the ruling and after the ruling does suggest voters are more likely to change their minds about how to vote now that the ruling is official and not speculative.
But to move Minnesota’s primary to February, Ken Martin and his counterpart at the Minnesota Republican Party, David Hann, would have to agree to a date change.
The poll found that 42 percent of likely general election voters would pick Walz, while 40 percent would favor Jensen — a result that is within the survey’s margin of error.
Most of the progressive challengers target more centrist Democrats … but Amane Badhasso is challenging one of the most progressive members of the U.S. House in Rep. Betty McCollum.
Questions like: What exactly is Jeremy Munson doing?
Tracking all the declared candidates.
The national parties are heavily involved helping both Kistner and Craig fill their war chests, sending alerts to party faithful to direct donations to the candidates.
“The value is not only to the candidates themselves but to the party writ large, to unify behind a candidate as early as possible and save our resources for a general election campaign,” says DFL Chair Ken Martin.
Because special education services are mandated by the federal government — and because federal and state funding doesn’t actually cover the cost of them — districts move money from other budget areas to cover the costs.
While Ettinger’s win was widespread, the GOP field showed some candidates with distinct home turf advantages.
Ettinger cruised to victory in the DFL contest, while Finstad eked out a 388-vote win over state Rep. Jeremy Munson in a race that pitted a candidate backed by the Republican establishment against a prospective member of the House Freedom Caucus.