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.
“I’ve always found that if you listen to people you can find common ground,” Sen. Tina Smith tells volunteers.
Politics

Plain talk has always been key to Tina Smith's success

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Sen. Tina Smith says Senate work "is intensive and rewarding and frustrating sometimes because you want it to go faster." The contest between Smith and Karin Housley reflects stark political divisions and the high-stakes fight for control of the Senate.
If elected, Karin Housley plans to oppose Democrats’ push for single-payer health care. She says she wants to bolster protections for senior citizen
Politics

In tight race for Senate, Karin Housley sticks to convictions

October 18
The race between Karin Housley and Tina Smith could be among a handful that determine whether Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Senate. Smith has led in fundraising, but Housley's friends and family say her ability to connect with voters and endless energy should not be underestimated.
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a candidate for Minnesota attorney general, addresses campaign volunteers and suppo
Politics

Keith Ellison divorce file shows no abuse allegation against him

October 17
The DFL candidate for attorney general and ex-wife opposed effort to unseal divorce records.
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Politics

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October 3
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Republican candidate for Attorney General Doug Wardlow.
Local

Faith leaders denounce Wardlow mailers attacking Keith Ellison

October 18
GOP attorney general candidate's literature called anti-Islamic.
Celebrities

In campaign ad, Samuel L. Jackson scoops 'kitty treasure' for Angie Craig

October 17
It's one in a series of ads with Jackson doing household chores for Democratic candidates and sponsored by the national group Swing Left.
Politics

Tina Smith, Karin Housley U.S. Senate race heats up

October 17
Candidates tangled over child care and debates.