Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The DFL House majority is announced.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Paul Thissen. Thissen will represent Richfield through the end of the current legislative term. His territory was shifted north during redistricting, eliminating Richfield. Today, State Representative Paul Thissen and the House DFL Caucus introduced some of the members of the newly-elected DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Thissen said that with the campaign over, the new House DFL majority was ready to get to work. “Minnesota is facing some big challenges ahead, but our new and returning members are ready to get to work for the middle class,” said Thissen. “Voters said loud and clear yesterday that they expect their legislators put aside the…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ellison will be returning to Washington for another term.
Last Update: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 7, 2012 With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, Rep. Keith Ellison received 74.27 percent of the vote, re-electing him to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. ***Original Text*** After what turned out to be a contentious and heated race, incumbent Rep. Keith Ellison defeated Republican challenger Chris Fields Tuesday night. This will be Ellison's fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. NBC, ABC and CBS called the race around 10 p.m. with roughly 29 percent of precincts reporting. Ellison was sitting at nearly 65 percent of the vote. Ellison's victory comes just a few weeks after engaging in a heated debate with Fields at KFAI Radio, where he called Fields a "low-life scumbag" and a …
Unofficial results put Edwina Garcia in the soon-to-be vacant seat of Fred Wroge.
It looks like Edwina Garcia will be returning to the Richfield City Council. According to unofficial results, Garcia took 58.81 percent of the votes Tuesday night defeating former Richfield firefighter, David Buzicky. As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Secretary of State's website is showing all three Ward 2 precincts' results are in, with Garcia receiving 2,943 votes and Buzicky receiving 2,025. Garcia first served on the Richfield City Council in the mid-80s as the Ward 3 representative for two terms, before moving on to serve four terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1990s. When Garcia announced her candidacy in May, she said her priorities would be furthering the development/redevelopment happening in the city and housing…
Results as they come in for Richfield City Council, Minnesota Legislature and the proposed referendum.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter ***Last Update: 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012*** Prior to redistricting in February, the city fell into Senate District 63 and state House Districts 63A and 63B. While Richfield traditionally votes liberal, voters in 63B voted slightly more conservative than those in 63A in the 2008 election. Scroll down to see 2012 Richfield election results. In 2008, residents of both House districts voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Barack Obama. Obama received nearly 70 percent of the votes in 63A and nearly 62 percent in 63B. Similarly, those DFLers who ran for Minnesota House and Senate seats in 2008 also swept the majority of votes. Rep. …
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, CO.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in their first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on domestic issues like health care, PBS funding, and America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists were split on who came out on top: Here's a sampling of responses on Twitter: