Finstad won the election by nearly 5,000 votes, or about 52% over Democrat Jeff Ettinger, who had 48%.
With all the votes in, Omar defeated Samuels by a narrow margin. Finstad won his primary for a spot on the November ballot. He’ll also be the incumbent after winning a special election for the remainder of the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s seat.
Schultz, a private practice and business attorney, topped the 2018 party nominee by winning more than 54 percent of the vote in the GOP side of the primary.
Most Americans would not experience a tax hike – the cost of that new corporate tax would be paid largely by the investors of a corporation who could see their dividends and the value of their holdings decrease and the corporation’s workers, whose wages and benefits could shrink.
In many legislative races, anti-establishment firebrand Republicans are challenging incumbent lawmakers or more conventional conservatives.
The GOP and DFL were mostly successful in having their endorsements clear the field of challengers, but there are exceptions.
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said the people investigating Sen. Gene Dornink waited “long periods” between visiting his homes and waited too long before submitting their complaint ahead of the Tuesday primary election.
Farmfest has become the traditional first forum of state governor races, with candidates dressing down and often citing the most-recent relative who worked the land.
Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig say the party needs a “new generation” of leadership in 2024. Reps. Betty McCollum and Ilhan Omar say that kind of talk is distracting.
Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips are among the first members of Congress to suggest a candidate other than President Biden should be on the presidential ticket in 2024.
State GOP officials are angry Wardlow is spoiling what had been an otherwise successful effort to have convention delegates – not primary voters – determine the party’s general election candidate. Those delegates endorsed Jim Schultz.
Secretary of State Steve Simon also weighed in, saying the petition questioning Dornink’s residency should be “procedurally barred” because it was filed less than two weeks before the primary.
Primary opponent’s former campaign manager says he suspected Republican state Sen. Gene Dornink wasn’t living in the district and went to investigate, leading to a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The 1st District stretches across southern Minnesota along the border with Iowa and includes Rochester, Austin and Mankato. But some voters who live in the part of the district that has been removed by redistricting this year will only be offered a chance to vote for the special election.
In an interview on the Chad Hartman radio show on WCCO-AM, Phillips, who represents Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, said he wants to see “a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats who step up.”
The Democratic primary, held on Aug. 9, is a contest between ideologies. Samuels is a moderate Democrat and Omar, 39, a trailblazing activist of the multicultural left.
GOP candidates Scott Jensen and Kim Crockett have also submitted applications to the Campaign Finance Board for public funds.
The Ramsey County prosecutor says her legal experience, as well as experiences in her personal life, make her the ideal candidate.
The former Hennepin County Public Defender believes public safety, racial equity, and reform go “hand-in-hand.”
Winning major party status had unintended results. As a minor party, organizers have control over who runs under their party name by gathering signatures on a nominating petition. Major parties do not. In 2020, anyone with a filing fee could run under one of the two legalization parties.