More votes were cast in suburbs in the seven-county metro area than in Greater Minnesota or in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and many suburban voters cared about abortion.
A MinnPost analysis of Tuesday’s vote shows that Craig outperformed Kistner in Dakota County, running well ahead of him in Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville, while trailing her Republican challenger, but not by much, in Lakeville.
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DFL Senators gathered at the Capitol said support for abortion rights in the suburbs and some remaining DFL-friendly districts in Greater Minnesota made the difference.
It’s a huge win for DFL Gov. Tim Walz, who won’t have to worry about things like his agenda going nowhere in the GOP-controlled Senate or his commissioners being fired.
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.
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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.
Is abortion access settled law in Minnesota? Listening to DFL and Republican candidates might leave you feeling confused. This MinnPost guide to abortion law in Minnesota has you covered.
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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 question comes a year after ex-Brooklyn Center Kim Potter shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop in April, which led to civil unrest and dayslong protests in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
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.