Democrats are making abortion a campaign issue because it puts Republicans on the defensive and interferes with GOP efforts to make the mid-term a referendum on the economy and crime.
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States like Washington and Massachusetts plan to join California in largely banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
It’s called ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – a move to consider issues such as climate change, social justice and equity as state and local governments decide where to invest funds.
Progressives, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-5th, have strenuously objected to providing more federal money for police instead of programs aimed at helping the poor.
And as much as the Jensen campaign would prefer to talk about public safety and the economy, Jensen frequently returns to what got him into the race: the COVID-19 pandemic and how the medical community and state government responded.
Tracking fundraising data for Minnesota statewide offices and U.S. House races.
Still, Finstad, 46, is not a long-term incumbent and there are other factors playing into his race against Democrat Jeff Ettinger.
Minnesota’s Democratic senators are also helping DFL candidates for the state House and Senate, which the upper body is currently under Republican control.
While most are attracted to the state fair by the rides, food, music and opportunities to people watch, for the state’s elected officials, politicking at the fair is a tradition they dare not break.
Back in spring 2020, it was Trump’s “Liberate Minnesota” tweet against a TikTok song-and-dance video suggesting Minnesota was among the states not keeping people safe from COVID. Two years later, how analysts have ranked Minnesota’s pandemic response are sometimes – but not always – cited in the race for governor.
Tens of thousands wandered the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, just north of St. Paul. Official first day attendance not yet announced, but vendors and fair officials said it looked like a giant opener.
There’s an expectation that Emmer, who has headed the House GOP’s campaign arm since 2018, will be rewarded with some kind of promotion if the Republicans seize the House in the fall.
There are two Supreme Court seats on the ballot, 10 for the Court of Appeals and 94 for District Court. In only one race — a District Court race in Shakopee — is there more than a single choice for voters.
Walz’s official press conference touting state help for metro law enforcement efforts came a day before alarming state crime stats were released.
In the last month, two Minnesota senators — Republicans Gene Dornink and Torrey Westrom — have had their residency questioned by people who want to remove the lawmakers from the ballot.
Did Finstad do better or worse than expected? This MinnPost analysis includes how Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District has voted in the past.
Jensen carried more than 87 percent of the vote on the GOP side of the primary and Walz had 97 percent. While the separate primaries are hard to compare, more state voters chose DFL ballots than GOP ballots by nearly 110,000.
The anti-establishment wing scored victories in places like Little Falls, Stillwater, Northfield and Red Wing.
Until Tuesday, Omar had easy victories in primaries, winning handily in 2018 and 2020 due to large turnout and huge margins of victory in Minneapolis, which makes up most of the district.