Ritchie Ready

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said his office is prepared for possible recounts following Tuesday’s election. Ritchie, the state’s top elections official, said it is possible races could end up within a difference of 0.5 percent, the threshold that triggers an automatic state-paid manual ballot recount. There was little public attention paid to a Supreme…
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Late Changes?

Minnesota Republican Chairman Ron Carey is prepared for anything this weekend. Carey recalled that things often can happen as a campaign nears an end. In 1980, for instance, President Jimmy Carter was leading in the polls just before Election Day, but Ronald Reagan pulled out a sizeable upset. Then there was 2006. "Two years ago…
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Remark Upsets Farmers

A comment Barack Obama made to Time Magazine has upset Republican farmers, who use it as proof he does not understand agriculture. The Democratic presidential candidate referred to a college professor who often opposes ethanol in the interview, saying agriculture is "partly responsible for the explosion in our health care costs because they’re contributing to…
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Clinton: Franken A ‘wonk’

  Former President Bill Clinton only referred to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman a couple of times during his 34-minute speech to Democratic supporters tonight, but did suggest there was irony in Coleman’s claim that Al Franken’s past as a comedian should put into question his ability to be a senator. “I think what’s comical is…
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Mondale Excites

Former President Bill Clinton was the featured guest at tonight’s rally for Barack Obama and Al Franken, but another “former” also drew loud applause. Former Vice President Walter Mondale (pictured with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar) told the 4,000 people that he had a lot of experience in Washington, both in the Senate and during his…
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