While SuperTuesday results are being analyzed all over the nation, campaigns and voters alike are experiencing life after SuperTuesday and looking to what comes next. But what really went on at the Minnesota caucuses? One of our reporters takes us on her journey.
The Minnesota Senate District and County Conventions are approaching in March and April.
US Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer has garnered some additional support on his bid for the DFL endorsement against Al Franken. At Senate and County conventions across the state last weekend, the competition between both candidates was evident. In South Minneapolis’s Senate District 61, the delegate count was 10 for Nelson-Pallmeyer to Franken’s 7.
On Saturday, February 2nd, Barack Obama hosted a rally at a sold-out Target Center in preparation for the upcoming Democratic caucus. KFAI’s Stephen Manuszak attended the rally and spoke with attendees before the rally began.
Recently, a new generation of veterans – veterans of the Iraq war -have started running for Congress. Among this new group of veterans is Steve Sarvi, who is currently trying to be elected to the House of Representatives in Washington for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, just south of the Twin Cities. He has served in the military for 19 years; in Kosovo and more recently in Iraq.
A record turnout is expected at Minnesota’s polling stations today. KFAI’s Allison Herrera traveled the city to capture the mood of voters. From the West Bank, to North Minneapolis to the Seward nighborhood, new and returning voters alike were excited to cast their ballots.
Gone are the September primary elections when the electorate had to quickly educate themselves about candidates after a summer break from politics. Ranked Choice Voting is going to change the process of electing politicians in the City of Minneapolis this fall. KFAI’s Allison Herrera got the lowdown from Star Tribune reporter Steve Brandt on the upcoming city races.
So, you’ve heard all about Ranked Choice Voting, RCV, or Instant Runoff Voting? Well, St. Paul residents are going to decide whether they want it and Minneapolis residents are actually going to use it on Election Day next Tuesday, November 3rd.