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In Michigan last year, Muskegon County voters helped elect a female governor, secretary of state, attorney general and U.S. senator. The results put women there on the leading edge of a shift that is reshaping politics across the Midwest and nationally.
Minnesota voters are evenly split on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, but clear majorities believe that he lies and abuses his power, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll found.
Franken is also wrestling with fallout from his mistakes, redefining his goals and trying to "do good stuff" as he cautiously returns to public life after his high-profile downfall.
Nicollet County and others that went for Trump in 2016 are on the cusp between red and blue.
She was one of nine Democratic candidates in 2020 focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a CNN town hall Thursday.
Calls her "a fraud" and a "disgrace."
Inside the president's message: A mix of policy priorities, swipes at political foes and vows of 2020 victory
Trump's spirited appearance in Minneapolis was his 12th campaign rally this year and his first since the House impeachment inquiry began.
"You've got a rotten mayor. You've got to change your mayor," the president said at Target Center.
Pledges fight with 'heart and soul.'
Criticizes Democrats seeking to impeach him and news media.
But top-tier rivals still reported higher totals.
"I'm not that guy," the former senator, whose new radio show debuted on Saturday, told Conan O'Brien last week.
A lawyer for the Minnesota Democrat called any charges that Omar "acted to skirt the law in any way is absolutely false" after divorce filing raised issues about consultant's travel.
Candidate sues Rep. Tlaib over confrontation at Omar event in Mpls.
The ex-GOP congressman and conservative radio host is challenging U.S. Sen Tina Smith in 2020.
Down in the polls, Klobuchar targets President Donald Trump over Democratic rivals.
Lewis said he won't distance himself from President Donald Trump's positions on the economy, immigrants and other issues.
Health care and immigration were mentioned most often when the Minnesotans named the top issues on their minds heading into the 2020 presidential election.
His visit, Sen. Warren's stop signal a new phase.
Candidate plans town hall at Macalester on Monday.
Critics cite concerns over copper-nickel mining, gray wolves and the St. Croix bridge battle.
His front-runner status made him the target for everyone else Wednesday.
The Democratic Party's direction and the viability of 10 of its presidential candidates were on the line in last night's debate in Detroit.
ROCHESTER - Phillip Hilleshiem is a strong supporter of Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean he likes everything the president does and says. Among the…
Voters differ on whether some candidates are too old — or too young.
Fundraising, polls put her in campaign's second tier, but she might still have time.
The Minnesota Democrat still has to hit the 130,000 unique donors needed to make the September debate.
Democratic presidential candidates woo education union.
Now that the first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential campaign are in the books, here's a look back at how each hopeful fared.
On the second night of debates in Miami, 10 more candidates sought to set themselves apart from the crowded field.
Democratic presidential candidates tried Wednesday to elbow their way into the spotlight in a debate that kicked off the 2020 primary season.
Klobuchar could use a boost in Iowa, which has the first say on the 2020 race at its Feb. 3 caucuses
Trump's shot at a second term could come down to parts of rural Wisconsin, where the economy is always on people's minds and threatened tariffs on Mexico could cause new woes.
Dakota County voters want focus on ideas, not partisan extremes.
Candidate recruitment and targeting of Minnesota districts has begun.
Speaker talked health care, headlined DFL fundraiser.
Health care, climate were topics at Edison High.
Voters who set turnout records last year elected people who broke age, race, gender and sexual-orientation barriers across the U.S. The results are inspiring a new crop of Minnesota hopefuls.
In the 282 days between now and the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses, debates, gaffes and fundraising woes will whittle the field and even more people could enter the race.
Legislators in 18 states, including Minnesota, have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates and running mates to make their taxes public.
Klobuchar's presidential candidacy hasn't deterred the Vermont senator and several other Democratic challengers from investing resources in Minnesota.
Donation totals can be an early measure of support. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tops the list with $18.2 million.
Federal funding, seats in Congress and Electoral College clout are at stake.
Voters in other states are forming early impressions.
Several candidates who are in the White House race or are weighing a bid call the late Minnesota Democrat an inspiration.
"She has a challenge to introduce herself to voters in the South," said state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, a Charleston Democrat, before Klobuchar's arrival for her first campaign stop in the state on Saturday.
These men and women won't all decide to run, and the eventual nominee could be a surprise. But here's a look at who's capturing the buzz right now.
White House hopefuls are already swarming the state to court them. Floyd County, which voted for Donald Trump after backing a string of Democrats, is an up-for-grabs fulcrum.
Small-dollar donors could be crucial in a crowded 2020 presidential field.
Organizers in key voting bloc view Klobuchar as too centrist.
But there was wariness on both sides of the aisle about whether comity can exist in a divided Congress that represents a divided nation.
Some suggest she's better suited for vice president.
A hearing is set Thursday for two Minnesota measures on the amendment, a vestige of 1970s activism but one with building momentum.
A tweet included an image of mountains on a pyramid-shaped logo with a blue background and a swath of green in the foreground.
Activists in both parties are doing postmortems on 2018, preparing for municipal and school board elections this year and gearing up for 2020 races.
The state's eighth seat in Congress could be saved if new growth trends continue.
The result of the decennial census will determine whether the Minnesota loses one of its eight U.S. House seats, which would dilute its clout on Capitol Hill and would reduce electoral votes in presidential elections.
For someone who covered Bush and got to know him, his death at 94 brought back a flood of memories.
Rep. Anne Neu of North Branch is the new deputy Republican leader.
Despite DFL sweep, parties expecting another pitched battle in Minnesota.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota is asking her supporters to chip in to help fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson pay for the recount…
The daughter of the senator, who died Aug. 25, called comments "abhorrent."
The insurgency that swept Democrats into power in the U.S. House was led by suburban voters, both in the Twin Cities area and across the country.
But Republican victories in other states mean they'll still be in the chamber's minority.
Energized and dissatisfied with Trump by a wide margin, they could boost Democrats.
Both agreed that Polymet's copper and nickel mine would help the economy of northern Minnesota.
In southern Minnesota's First District, Dan Feehan is the target of new ads.
The Democrats still lead the two U.S. Senate races, but GOP challenger Karin Housley has closed the gap slightly on Tina Smith.
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.
Candidates tangled over child care and debates.
Contest between Dan Feehan and Jim Hagedorn is considered a toss-up.
Jeff Johnson has locked in core GOP support, running to the right of Tim Pawlenty in the GOP primary and embracing President Trump. However, Johnson says he worked collaboratively with Democrats during his time in the Minnesota House. "To accomplish things you have to have relationships," he said.
In a wide-ranging speech in front of a capacity crowd at Mayo Civic Center, President Donald Trump touted his achievement along with Minnesota GOP hopefuls. The rally also drew a large group of protesters.
Protests planned before Mayo Civic Center rally.
Reluctance to pursue that dramatic remedy comes from both genders, all income brackets and most age groups and parts of the state.