The DFL spent $21 million on its ground game, which is the most it has ever doled out for such efforts. But the party also had help.
It is hard to separate how GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan and DFL head Ken Martin view the election from their own campaigns to continue to lead their parties.
Exactly what policies the DFL may be able to send to Walz’s desk with a new House majority is far from clear. But Tuesday’s election results may be as much about what won’t get passed by the Legislature as what will get through.
In both the governor and attorney general race, suburban voters put DFLers over the top.
Five things we know — or think we know — in the wake of Tuesday’s voting.
Democrats needed to win 11 seats from the GOP to take control of the House. They took 18.
Meanwhile, voters in Minnesota’s most populous county elect two political newcomers over longtime incumbents, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.
A Senate special election puts both chambers in play this year.
Tuesday’s voting will conclude a wild campaign season for state offices, one that featured intense battles for the Legislature and the governor’s office — and an especially contentious Minnesota attorney general’s race.
Whether it’s taxes, guns, immigration, education or the state budget, DFL candidate Tim Walz and GOP nominee Jeff Johnson offer starkly different views on where they want to lead the state if elected.
The spending patterns may represent each party’s view of their best shot for control of government.
The campaign has defined the political cliché of “slugfest,” with Wardlow and Ellison each offering a steady stream of attacks against each other.
For the U team, the technology brings more than flash; it has serious potential advantages over typical carp removal methods around Minnesota, which Bajer said can be time and labor intensive.
Thanks to polling — and their own conversations with voters throughout the state — Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz are well aware that health care is the top issue on voters’ minds. And nothing else is all that close.
With Gov. Mark Dayton leaving office, the buffer law has become one of the top natural resource issues in the governor’s race between Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz.
Republican Jeff Johnson says Minnesota will become California if DFLer Tim Walz is elected. If the opposite happens, Walz threatens Mississippi.
The debates themselves would be familiar to anyone who has seen the candidates before — with one exception: the verbal free-for-all between Minnesota attorney general candidates Doug Wardlow and Keith Ellison.
A group wants the state to create a new category for prioritizing access to water — while touting the environmental positives of golf course, or as they bill them: “your communities’ largest rain garden.”
This is the first year that political advertising can be quantified across radio, broadcast and cable television without visiting individual stations.
University of Minnesota law professor Prentiss Cox said the duty of staffers in the Minnesota attorney general’s office is to the state and public, not to a party or the person holding the office.