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Standing room only for MinnPost Social previewing this fall’s election

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State Capitol reporter Peter Callaghan and Washington correspondent Sam Brodey during Tuesday night's MinnPost Social at Elsie's in northeast Minneapolis.

A crowd of 115 MinnPost members and readers gathered Thursday evening at Elsie’s in northeast Minneapolis for a preview of this fall’s election from MinnPost reporters Sam Brodey, Peter Callaghan, Greta Kaul and Jessica Lee.

Brodey and Callaghan recapped the results of the Aug. 14 primary election, noting the factors that could give some indication of the dynamics at play in the general election in November. Minnesota has at least four highly competitive Congressional races, the most of any state except California.

Making her MinnPost Social debut, Lee touched on several Hennepin County races to watch, while Kaul presented an analysis of past elections that gave insights into how campaigns could be approaching their strategies in 2018. The reporters also looked ahead to re-districting and the likelihood of Minnesota losing a Congressional seat.

The conversation was moderated by MinnPost editor Andy Putz. The MinnPost Social series — presented by RBC Wealth Management with sponsor support for this installment from Great River Energy — allows MinnPost journalists to share their insights with the public. The events are free for MinnPost members and $10 for nonmembers.

Local government reporter Jessica Lee and data reporter Greta Kaul
MinnPost photo by Andrew Wallmeyer
Local government reporter Jessica Lee and data reporter Greta Kaul parsed primary election numbers.

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