2012 elections

Saying he is hopeful “tonight,” newly re-elected President Barack Obama said what makes America great is love, duty, sharing and patriotism. Obama spoke to a large group of supporters in an indoor setting in Chicago to celebrate his victory over Gov. Mitt Romney. “Despite all the hardships we have been though, I have never been [...]

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At about 75 minutes after midnight, former Congressman Rick Nolan went to the podium as Representative-elect for the Eighth District. He had just defeated incumbent Chip Cravaack. The margin of victory was 53 percent to 47 percent. Cravaack conceded victory to Nolan. Nolan said he did not know where to begin to thank all of [...]

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With a “Believe in America” banner behind him, Gov. Mitt Romney offered a very gracious congratulations to President Obama on his re-election Tuesday to a second term. “This is a great time for challenges for America and I want to wish President Obama the best,” said Romney. Romney paid tribute to his wife Ann and [...]

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The Minnesota Senate DFL caucus was envisioning a possible return to leadership with some very key election victories. In Senate District 51 Sen. Pam Wolf was defeated by former House member Alice Johnson. Sen. Benjamin Kruse of Brooklyn Park was defeated by John Hoffman in District 47. Rep. Keith Downey, Republican, was defeated by Melissa [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Sen. Warren Limmer has won re-election against Sharon Bahensky. He came in with 57 percent of the vote to retain his seat. Limmer, a Republican, has been a State Senator in District 32 since 1995. Previously, he was a State Representative from 1988 until he was appointed to the State Senate in 1995. [...]

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Otsego Mayor Jessica Stockamp and Council Member Doug Schroeder were re-elected to their respective offices. Jason Warehime also earned a seat on the council. Stockamp ran unopposed, while Schroeder and Warehime faced three other competitors. Schroeder earned 23 percent of the vote (1,926 votes), while Warehime brought in 21 percent (1,709). The three other candidates were Pat [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Rep. Joyce Peppin defeated challenger Adam Fisher. Peppin received 64 percent of the vote to Fisher’s 36 percent. Both are residents of Rogers. Peppin, a Republican, has held the seat since 2004.

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Republicans from Otsego and other areas of eastern Wright County appear to be sending a new face to the Minnesota House of Representatives next January in David FitzSimmons, of Albertville, based on early unofficial voting totals Nov. 6. With four of eight precincts counted in House District 30B, results showed FitzSimmons ahead of Democratic challenger [...]

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