Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out our citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities.
It's no longer news that the state defeated the proposed marriage amendment, but it could be considered news that the majority of Lakeville voters—considered some of the most conservative in the state—also voted against it. After looking at all the precincts in Lakeville, the marriage amendment was defeated 51.01 percent (16,345 votes) to 48.58 percent (15,565 votes). On the flip side, the voter ID amendment was heavily favored in Lakeville, despite being defeated by the state. Voters in Lakeville preferred the amendment 57.3 percent to 42.06 percent—a 15 point difference. Check out our tables below for citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities, as well as countywide results for both measures. The Voter…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrats say the divisive amendments and the state shutdown may have contributed to heavy Republican losses.
After just two years at the helm of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate on Tuesday night—a defeat at least some Democrats are attributing in part to the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Going into Election Day, Republicans controlled the House 72-61 and the Senate 37-30. While votes in some districts were still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans conceded that they lost both majorities in the early morning hours, according to Twin Cities media reports. The DFL needed to pick up just four seats in the Senate and six seats in the House. "[Voters] spoke, and they spoke loudly. It was clear they wanted to see a different direction," ousted Eagan Sen. Ted Daley (R) said in an interview with…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
In other news from around the South Metro region, politicians face off in their final debates before the election and Eagan's Nicholas David Mrozinski advances on another round of NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the week's top stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors. Here's a look at the recent stories that may interest you, or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Kline on Defensive in First Debate with Obermueller The two sparred in an on-air debate hosted by MPR on Monday morning. It was the first and only debate in the Second Congressional District race. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The two sparred in an on-air debate hosted by MPR on Monday morning. It was the first and only debate in the Second Congressional District race.
Second Congressional District challenge Mike Obermueller (DFL) lobbed plenty of criticism at incumbent Rep. John Kline (R) during the first and only debate between the two candidates on Monday morning. Obermueller, who is seeking to unseat Kline in the newly competitive congressional district, called the five-term legislator part of a "broken system" during the hour-long debate, which was aired by MPR and moderated by host Kerri Miller. "John, you’ve voted 95 or 96 percent of the time with your party, that’s more partisan than Michele Bachmann," Obermueller said. “The system is hopelessly broken, the way you guys are running it now." Click here to listen to an audio recording of the full debate. Kline characterized his opponent's attacks …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Eagan resident Mike Obermueller, a Democrat running against incumbent Rep. John Kline (R), spent approximately $150,000 on the ad.
Second Congressional District challenger Mike Obermueller, a Democrat, released his first televised campaign advertisement earlier this week. The ad, which cost the Obermueller campaign $150,000 to run, draws a tongue-in-cheek comparison between Washington D.C. and an overstaffed, inefficient pizza parlor. Obermueller, an Eagan resident, is campaigning against incumbent Rep. John Kline (R), of Lakeville. "Democrats don’t want to cut wasteful spending and Republicans are just as wasteful when they want more tax breaks for millionaires," Obermueller said in the advertisement.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Visit Patch’s live chat while you’re watching tonight's debate to share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
At 8 p.m. tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominee Rep. Paul Ryan will square off in the only vice presidential debate of the season. Moderator Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent) will guide the debate as it covers both foreign and domestic topics. The night will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Second Congressional District Democratic candidate Mike Obermueller is challenging Republican Rep. John Kline this year.
Eagan resident Mike Obermueller, who is challenging Rep. John Kline (R), Lakeville, for control of the Second Congressional District this year, nabbed a political endorsement from Minnesota's largest labor federation on Thursday. The Minnesota AFL-CIO announced Thursday morning that it is endorsing Obermueller, a Democrat and former state representative. Obermueller was just one of Democratic candidates to be named in the AFL-CIO's first round of endorsements. Additional endorsements will be announced in the coming weeks as the endorsement process continues. "The candidates that carry the Minnesota AFL-CIO endorsement are people we believe will put working families first," Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson wrote in a press release…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The presidential hopeful paid Eagan a visit with Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday afternoon.
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney held a campaign stop in Eagan at Freightmasters with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday—and Patch covered the event live. Romney's visit is in advance of Minnesota's GOP caucuses, scheduled for Feb. 7. Local DFL and Republican groups will be holding caucuses in Eagan that night.