2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.

Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

August 14
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers speaks in Madison about his lifetime of experience in edu
Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term.

Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November

August 14
FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Janesville, Wis.
Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname "Iron Stache," won Tuesday's Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for a seat he's held 20 years.
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Democrat's hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Scott Walker.
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center an election worker who wished to not be identified walked to place a flag outsid
Elections 2018 Latest news on the Minnesota primary elections
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Who's in and who's out, and where are the campaign dollars going?
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Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.
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Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

Global stocks are sinking Wednesday as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth. Oil and copper prices are falling.
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The 411 on 529s

education can be expensive.
In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
Campaign Finance: Governor In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
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Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrated with her children after her primary victory.

Ilhan Omar rolls to victory in primary to replace Ellison in Congress

The Fifth District, which includes all of Minneapolis and several of its neighboring suburbs, has a long history of voting heavily Democratic.
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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, center, celebrates with her children after her Congressional 5th District primary victory, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minne

Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota to replace Rep. Keith Ellison.
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Sen Karin Housley

Tina Smith, Karin Housley make for historic matchup for U.S. Senate

November winner will finish ex-Sen. Al Franken's term.
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Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people.
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DFLer Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson won their respective Minnesota gubernatorial primary races.

Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson to face off in Minnesota governor race

Jeff Johnson shocked the Minnesota political world when he built an insurmountable lead over former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Meanwhile, Tim Walz defeated Erin Murphy and Lori Swanson on the DFL side.
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Judge: Firm can mandate drug test for medical marijuana user

A federal court judge has ruled that a New Jersey business doesn't have to waive its mandatory drug testing requirement for a worker who uses medical marijuana.
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Trump tweets support to Senate, House winners in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump is voicing his strong support for Republican winners in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and the contest to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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Former top Atlanta official to enter plea in bribery probe

A top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is the latest person scheduled to enter a plea as part of an ongoing federal corruption investigation.
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Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control.
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8:25am

The Latest: Walker makes new proposals in wake of Evers win

The Latest on Wisconsin governor's race (all times local):
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Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002.
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8:00am

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.
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7:25am

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained that the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state, mocked their "snowflake meltdown ."
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, shakes h

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.
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6:30am

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Manafort jury to hear closing arguments in his fraud trial

Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud.