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.
The Craig/Kistner rematch was characterized by the enormous amount of money that poured into the race by political action committees affiliated by both parties.
Walz, a former congressman from the state’s southern-most district, defeated GOP nominee Scott Jensen, a maverick state senator and family physician who became a pandemic questioner with a national following.
Moriarty, who won by a 15-point margin, pledged in her victory speech to fix parts of the legal system that have failed many.
MinnPost sent reporters to polling places around the Twin Cities to talk about what brought voters out to cast ballots — and who they voted for.
Early Minneapolis turnout numbers; why the suburbs are a big deal; what races we’re watching closely tonight; and more.
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In a return to pre-pandemic voting patterns, more of the vote — likely about 75 percent — will be in person on Election Day, rather than by mail or at early voting sites. Here’s a look at what’s at stake.
The dynamics of the Hennepin County attorney race might feel familiar to watchers of local politics — with a split between the more progressive and centrist parts of the voter base.
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The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) endorsed far more Republicans than Democrats this year in a gradual shift away from the DFL.
The Alliance has already spent $13.8 million of the $15.8 million it has collected, and nearly all of it has been spent producing and airing TV and online ads against GOP nominee for governor Scott Jensen.
To make matters more complicated, Paula Overby, of the Legal Marijuana Now party, will be on the ballot, although she died last month.
At issue is a settlement with a Minnesota-based egg producer, which Ellison last year accused of price gouging during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This weekend marked the last campaign finance deadline for Hennepin County candidates before the election, which means the final peek into candidates’ raising and spending before voter decision day.
For DFLer Tim Walz, it was after his high school students were questioned at a campaign rally for then-President George W. Bush. For Republican Scott Jensen, it was a call from the producers of Laura Ingraham’s FOX News program during the pandemic.