Democrats in recent weeks have raised the possibility of a statewide referendum in 2024 on abortion, saying Republicans are likely to try such a maneuver if they control the Minnesota House and Senate after the fall elections. So far, Republicans have not talked about it.
In the 5th, Omar faces well-funded challengers in Aug. 9 primary and the Democrat who wins will see a well-funded challenger in November, though the seat is considered safely Democrat. Democrat Ettinger, running in the 1st, makes big loans to his campaign in a “safe” Republican district.
The Majority Leader of the DFL-led Minnesota House of Representatives says partnership building and focusing prosecutorial resources on violent crime will steady public safety in the county.
Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature have called for voters in November to elect a “pro-choice majority” to the state Capitol. That request includes flipping the Senate and changing the makeup of the state House, where the DFL already has a narrow majority.
The longtime attorney says he is the “change agent” the county attorney’s office needs.
As the campaigns heat up, we talked to political observers about Walz’s reelection odds, and what could change between now and Election Day.
The race for the 3rd District congressional seat is a contest between two very different personalities and ideologies.
The potential change in ideology is notable because the state Senate has been, in many ways, the political face of the Republican party over the past four years.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has a budget north of $120 million and more than 800 employees.
Any legislation significantly curtailing existing abortion access would likely fail if Walz is reelected or if Democrats are in control the state House or Senate next year. But if Republicans win full control of state government, the political picture would be different and abortion foes would have more power.
Polling taken before the ruling and after the ruling does suggest voters are more likely to change their minds about how to vote now that the ruling is official and not speculative.
People in Greater Minnesota reported a more dire economic picture than those living elsewhere in the state.
The poll found that 42 percent of likely general election voters would pick Walz, while 40 percent would favor Jensen — a result that is within the survey’s margin of error.
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Tracking all the declared candidates.
“The value is not only to the candidates themselves but to the party writ large, to unify behind a candidate as early as possible and save our resources for a general election campaign,” says DFL Chair Ken Martin.
Ettinger cruised to victory in the DFL contest, while Finstad eked out a 388-vote win over state Rep. Jeremy Munson in a race that pitted a candidate backed by the Republican establishment against a prospective member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Jensen has called on Republicans to “hold the line” and keep more of Minnesota’s historic surplus for next year — when he might be governor.
There are nine GOP candidates and seven Democrats vying to advance to the Aug. 24 special election.
Due to a lack of contested races, the party’s state convention was sparsely attended and tepid in tone. It took all of six minutes for delegates to nominate and endorse both Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan by acclamation.