Everything can turn into a political battle and nothing generates more political news than the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. But as the race for the Republican nomination for governor continues to develop, the issue of the new stadium has the potential to be one of the marquee issues […]
The bulk of my Election Day predictions were spot on – only missed a few races. Tonight will be an election night...
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It’s finally Election Day and we should all take a moment to thank all of the candidates for sacrificing time away from their families and friends to run for office. Today is an exercise of democracy at it’s best. We can disagree on policy, but we should all recognize the […]Read more ›
Predictions: Obama, Klobuchar Win in Minnesota, GOP Loses Seats in Legislature, Photo ID Amendment Passes, Marriage Amendment Fails
I don’t think I’ve ever I’ve seen an election cycle in Minnesota where so many pundits are confident on some races, while also shrugging their shoulders with a dazed look on their faces about the down ballot races. You don’t have to be a political scientist to predict Tuesday’s election […]Read more ›
Dr. Larry Jacobs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs spoke with Julie Bartkey of Capitol Report/Minnesota Senate Media Services about the factors influencing the upcoming legislative elections. As Dr. Jacobs noted in his interview, turnout will be one of the biggest factors that will determine control of the Minnesota […]Read more ›
All 201 seats in the Minnesota Legislature are up for re-election this year and due to the new redistricting maps, there are also 15 open house districts. The current partisan breakdown of the Minnesota House of Representatives is 72 seats for the GOP, 61 seats for the DFL, with one open-seat. The […]Read more ›