Marriage Equality Was Already Guaranteed to Be an Issue this November

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 12:41 pm

Even before President Obama announced his personal support for marriage equality, the political issue of gay marriage was going to be unavoidable this November. Gay marriage was already guaranteed to be part of the political discourse this cycle because it was already on the ballot in at least two states this November. In Maine the [...]

An Amazing Night for Rick Santorum

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 10:17 am

Last night Rick Santorum wildly beat expectations by pulling off the triple play, three wins in three contests. Santorum won the caucuses in both Minnesota and Colorado.  He also scored a huge victory in the non-binding Missouri primary.  That was helped by the fact Newt Gingrich chose not to get on the ballot for this [...]

Primary Night Primer: Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 3:19 pm

Tonight will feature three state events related to the Republican Presidential primary. Colorado and Minnesota will both be holding their caucuses this evening starting at 7 pm local time. In addition there is a totally non-binding primary in Missouri. Polls close at 7 pm local time. It is purely a beauty contest that will have [...]

Romney Has Big Lead in Colorado, Tied in Minnesota

By: Monday February 6, 2012 12:03 pm

Tomorrow two more states, Colorado and Minnesota, are holding their Republican Presidential primary caucuses. In both states Mitt Romney is in relatively good shape according PPP, the only company that has done recent polling in the two states. In Colorado, Romney holds a big lead, while in Minnesota he barely trails Rick Santorum by two [...]

February Could Be Romney’s Firewall

By: Friday December 9, 2011 1:10 pm

According to current polling, January is shaping up to be a tough month for Mitt Romney. There are four contests in January: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida. Romney currently leads only in New Hampshire, while Newt Gingrich has a double digit lead in the other three states. But the Republican primary calendar in [...]

Minnesota: Ban on Same-Sex Marriage to Appear on 2012 Ballot

By: Monday May 23, 2011 10:33 am

In Minnesota, a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is going to appear on the 2012 ballot, where it will likely become a big focus of activism this election on both sides. From Minnesota Public Radio: A proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is headed for the state’s 2012 general election ballot. The Minnesota House voted [...]

MN-08: Tarryl Clark Uses Partisan Anger for a Political Two-Step

By: Monday May 9, 2011 12:48 pm

Long-shot races against polarizing incumbents could become one of the newest routes for young politicians to fast-track their political careers, if Democrat Tarryl Clark’s recent political two-step pays off. Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06) is one of the most extremely polarizing figures in politics. Parts of the Republican base love her, and, with an equal [...]

CO, CT, GA, MN Primaries Today: Competitive Contests for Direction of Both Parties

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 12:50 pm

Tonight is one of the biggest nights remaining on the primary calendar, with primaries in Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. There also is a primary runoff in Georgia. All four states feature important contests at the top spots on their ballots.

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