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Republican Tom Emmer shakes hands with a supporter on election night on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Submitted photo)

by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Long before even half of all precincts had reported their totals on election night, 6th District Republicans were celebrating a hold on their seat in Congress as candidate Tom Emmer, of Delano, enjoyed a large and steady lead over Democratic challenger Joe Perske, the mayor of Sartell. Emmer’s win will […]

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Voters in the 6th Congressional District will send a new face to Washington next year. After four terms Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. This has opened the door to a new field of candidates seeking the office. Tom Emmer, who received the endorsement of the […]

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A total of 5,255 citizens out of 57, 146 registered voters in Carver County voted in the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 12. In races of note, Republican Jim Nash won the GOP House District 47A race against Bob Frey. According to the unofficial results released by Carver County, Nash won the race with 1,406 votes (59.93 percent) […]

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Republican Mike McFadden was not kidding around Tuesday night with an overwhelming primary election victory in his GOP bid for U.S. Senate. He rolled over opponent Jim Abeler of Anoka County with 71 percent of the votes. Abeler was a distant second with 15 percent of the votes. The victory squarely pits McFadden against DFL […]

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The 2014 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12. As part of the newspaper’s primary election coverage, a question and answer session was held with Bob Frey and Jim Nash, the Republican candidates for State House District 47A. Each candidate was allowed 75 words to discuss their background and a total of 400 […]

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Several announcements related to the upcoming 2014 election surfaced last week, including plans by Waconia Mayor Jim Nash and Norwood Young America citizen Bob Frey to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A seat currently held by Rep. Ernie Leidiger, who has said he will not seek re-election after he completes his term […]

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