2012 Election

Paulsen wins re-election in Third U.S. Congressional District Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third U.S. Congressional District race against Democratic challenger Brian Barnes. With all of the votes tallied Wednesday morning, Paulsen won with 58 percent of the 382,715 votes cast for the race. Paulsen gave his victory speech Tuesday night […]

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Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL challenger Jim Graves remained within a razor’s edge of each other early Wednesday morning in their undeclared Sixth District election battle. Unofficial results reported shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s election website showed with 235 of 380 precincts reporting, Bachmann had received 142,449 votes (49.95 […]

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Mike McPadden, a former Norwood City Council member and NYA mayor, returns to the NYA City Council after winning a council seat in the Nov. 6 election. McPadden was the top vote-getter in a four-person race for two open council seats, capturing 911 votes (33 percent). Incumbent Richard Stolz, appointed to the council last year, […]

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Longtime Carver County Commissioner Jim Ische successfully defended his District 5 seat against challenger Jim Walter in the Nov. 6 election. Ische collected 4,526 votes (53 percent) compared to Walter’s 3,936 votes (46 percent). Contacted after all the precincts reported on Tuesday night, Ische was already out traveling the district picking up some of his […]

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According to unofficial results, Charlotte Johnson has narrowly defeated Rick Mann in her attempt to become Watertown’s mayor. Unofficial results show that Johnson received 1,087 votes, or 52.2 percent. Mann received 969 votes, or 46.5 percent. Johnson, a former college educator who grew up in Watertown and later moved back to the city after retirement, […]

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Adam Pawelk and Steve Washburn have unofficially won the two open seats on the Watertown City Council during Tuesday’s election. Unofficial results show that Pawelk, a member of the city’s park board, led the way with 995 votes. Washburn, a member of the city’s planning commission, finished second with 800 votes. Washburn narrowly finished ahead […]

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