Minnesota Election Guide: Where major candidates stand on the issues

Minnesota Election Guide: Where major candidates stand on the issues

With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in a this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, left, is widely known but a divisive candidate, according to the poll, while Doug Wardlow, right, has a lead among male voter

Minnesota Poll: Ellison has slim lead in attorney general's race

September 19
Many voters are undecided, with poll respondents unsure about allegation of domestic abuse.
Republican Karin Housley, left, and, to a lesser extent, DFLer Tina Smith remain unfamiliar to many Minnesota voters.

Minnesota Poll: Tina Smith leads Karin Housley for Senate

September 17
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has an imposing lead over Republican challenger Jim Newberger, while U.S. Sen. Tina Smith holds a much smaller advantage over state Sen. Karin Housley in the special election race for Minnesota's other U.S. Senate seat.
Candidates for Minnesota governor Tim Walz, left, and Jeff Johnson have sketched out starkly different visions for the future of state government.

Minnesota Poll: Tim Walz leads Jeff Johnson

September 16
DFLer Tim Walz holds a 9-point advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson in the race for governor with less than two months to the election. The poll finds about one in six voters still undecided in the race.
Gubernatorial candidates Jeff Johnson, left, and Tim Walz seen at the Minnesota State Fair.

Ad campaign thrusts health care into governor's race

September 11
The GOP gubernatorial candidate fired back, calling the ads "blatant lies."
More Minnesotans may be reaching for the mute button as election season enters its full stride, bombarding everyone with ads.

Swarm of political ads arrives in Minn., reflecting state's battleground status

September 12
Minnesota's airwaves will be increasingly filled with political appeals and attacks.
Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, is pictured on the House floor in a January 2017 file photo.

State Rep. Jim Knoblach ends re-election bid after allegations by daughter

September 21
In a statement, the St. Cloud Republican denied the allegations but said he needs to work toward healing his family.

Minnesotans head to polls for start of early voting

September 21
Early voting will continue through Nov. 5 before the Nov. 6 Election Day.
State + Local

In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions

July 17
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.