Saturday, November 10, 2012
Erik Paulsen was re-elected to another term as U.S. Congressman on Election Day 2012.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
To the editor, My most heartfelt thanks goes out to all my neighbors for entrusting me with representing you in the United States House of Representatives. Serving as your voice in Washington is a responsibility, honor and privilege I take very seriously. There are significant challenges facing our country—challenges that we must address together as a community, state and nation. I will continue to work on rebuilding our economy, creating jobs, tackling our budget challenges and addressing the concerns of Minnesota families and small businesses. I will continue my outreach and listen to you. I value the advice and feedback I have received from the 350 small businesses I've toured and 115 classrooms I've visited and remain energized and …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Election Day is bringing in a Legislature that should be more supportive of LRT.
For the past couple years, the road ahead for the Southwest Light Rail Transit was uncertain. It faced steeped opposition from leaders in the Republican-controlled Legislature who oversaw key transportation committees. Shakopee Rep. Michael Beard, the former Transportation Policy and Finance Committee chairman, once even said he wanted to stop the project "in its tracks." But all that changed Tuesday night when the DFL took control of both the House and Senate—sweeping in more light rail supporters and handing the reins to a party that’s historically been a bigger backer of public transit. “The bottom line is we didn’t get anywhere (before), so it’s pretty significant to us,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman, chairwoman of …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Most of the judicial races were uncontested in the Fourth District Court.
In two judicial races during the Nov. 6 general election, both Elizabeth V. Cutter and Lois Conroy emerged with top votes, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Cutter received 68.45 percent of the vote. Challenger Steven Antolak received 30.78 percent of the vote for the Judge - Fourth District Court 22 position. Conroy received 58.31 percent of the vote with Marc Berris trailing with 40.90 percent of the vote for the Judge – Fourth District Court 44 position. Uncontested, winning races included: Judge Court 2 – Francis Magill Judge Court 6 – David Piper Judge Court 15 – Phil Carruthers Judge Court 17 – Denise D. Reilly Judge Court 29 – Nancy E. Brasel Judge Court 33 – M. Jacueline Regis Judge …
Barry Anderson and David R. Stras retain Minnesota Associate Justice seats.
Incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea will retain her role as Minnesota Supreme Court Justice in her win over Dan Griffith in the Nov. 6 general election, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. In the statewide race, Skjerven Gilda received 59.99 percent of the votes and Dan Griffith received 39.62 percent of the vote. Skjerven Gildea was appointed Chief Justice January 2006 and her term was set to expire January 2013. Other statewide judicial winners included incumbent Barry Anderson for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1 (Seat 1) over Dean Barkley. Anderson received 58.93 percent of the votes to Barkley’s 40.68 percent of the vote. Incumbent David R. Stras for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 4…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 10:15 CST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
Editors from across Minnesota will be at the polls and in the community on Election Day. Check back here throughout the day for regular updates and photos.
The 2012 Election isn’t just a political event; it’s a community event. Patch editors embedded in their communities are perfectly situated to capture all the local flavor that goes along with Election Day—from polling place activity to “I voted” stickers. Throughout the day, these editors will be bringing you photos and updates from Patch sites across Minnesota. Check back regularly to see just what the 2012 Election means for your neighbors.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Minnesota's Third Congressional District candidates Democrat Brian Barnes and Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen share views on the economy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Democrat Brian Barnes and Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen, candidates for Minnesota's Third Congressional District, share their views on the economy during this video profile, courtesy of Channel 12.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wahlstedt discusses key issues and how he views the job of county commissioner.
The race for the District 6 seat on the Hennepin County Board has become a lively one—with dueling yard signs and Internet comments. There’s a good reason why. In the coming years, Hennepin County commissioners will have to tackle many complex issues. To help you know how the candidates would tackle the challenges ahead, Patch asked the candidates where they stand on key issues and how they view the job of county commissioner. Today, we’re running an e-mail interview with challenger Dave Wahlstedt. Yesterday we ran an interview with incumbent Jan Callison. *** Patch: What would your philosophy be toward your work on the County Board? Dave Wahlstedt: Remembering that it is other people's money we are spending, I would seek through …