Walz In Obama Camp

Freshman U.S. Rep. Tim Walz is backing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Walz said he will support the Illinois senator after Obama had a strong showing among caucus goers Tuesday in Walz’s southern Minnesota congressional district. "As a super delegate to the Democratic National Convention, I will honor their decision and support Sen. Obama," Walz…
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The Rural Vote

A Web newspaper that looks at rural political issues says Sen. Hillary Clinton did better than Sen. Barack Obama in rural communities on Super Tuesday, and that Sen. John McCain won the rural vote but he did even better among urbanites. The Daily Yonder, www.dailyyonder.com, has not crunched all the numbers but provides an early…
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Obama 48, Clinton 24

It took a while to work through a complex formula, and those who had not reported precinct caucus returns needed to be reminded of their duties, but Democrats finally know how many delegates will vote for their two main candidates. At about 3 p.m., the party announced Illinois U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will get 48…
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A Dry Well

President Bush’s budget proposal upsets U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat who serves southern Minnesota. Bush does not fund the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, which when completed would serve areas of southwestern Minnesota, as well as South Dakota and Iowa. "In Minnesota‘s Land of 10,000 Lakes, there is one area that the glaciers…
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‘R’ Word Surfaces

Minnesota’s 2008 legislative session start is a week away, but signs already point to trouble. State economists are turning more pessimistic and expect at least two quarters of recession. Everyone from educators to outdoors enthusiasts wants money for pet projects, but now fears are increasing that money already appropriated may have to be cut. Wayne…
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