The northern Minnesota district used to be reliably Democratic. Now, its Republican representative isn’t running from his party — in fact he’s trying to sound even more conservative.
“Place is becoming a political identity now, ” says the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Cynthia Rugeley.
Other issues, like the importance of addressing climate change or concern about COVID-19, revealed clear partisan splits.
The poll also found a close contest in Minnesota’s Senate race between Sen. Tina Smith and Jason Lewis.
There are just two weeks left before Election Day.
Trump’s retreat from the Minnesota airwaves, a very competitive Senate race (south of the border); and more.
Each week until Election Day, we’ll put together a list of upcoming political debates, candidate appearances and other key campaign events for the week ahead.
While precautions around COVID-19 have changed how the so-called ground game is being conducted by political groups in Minnesota this year, they haven’t eliminated it.
The difference is partly due to the differing ways the signature requirement was waived in the two states.
A GOP campaign mailer says a DFL lawmaker in the Minnesota House “stood with the criminals,” and “voted to allow our cities to defund our police.” Is that a fair critique — or a massive stretch?
A collection of all of MinnPost’s Election 2020 coverage, from the presidential campaign in Minnesota down to city council races.
What happens if your ballot gets rejected; the legality of “poll watchers”; and more.
With a big uptick in mail-in voting driven by the pandemic and tight contests in several key states, it may take a few more hours — or days — than usual to know the result of the 2020 presidential election.
In former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, Republicans thought they had found the perfect candidate to unseat the fifteen-term incumbent. The ag industry doesn’t appear to share their enthusiasm.
Students are finding creative ways to organize during the pandemic. But disruptions caused by remote learning and campus closures could have a big impact.
Numerous legislative battleground races include pot party candidates, some with tenuous connections to the legalization movement, causing some DFLers to believe the candidates could simply be there to hurt Democrats.
Overall, election officials were pleased with how smoothly things went in last week’s primary, despite a number of COVID-19 induced obstacles.
Omar’s decisive victory was driven by a progressive turnout machine built over the last decade.
Omar and her challenger in the DFL primary ran close races in many of the Minneapolis suburbs in the Fifth District, but most of the votes in the race are found in the city itself.
In Minneapolis, Jamal Osman leads in first-place votes for the Ward 6 council seat, while general election contests are also set for three open seats on the Hennepin County Board.