Friday, September 28, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database.
In 2008 President Barack Obama actually lost the election to Sen. John McCain in Lakeville. In fact, county-wide, Obama won by just 5.5 percentage points. And while generally speaking, Lakeville is proud to be conservative, Obama has a huge advantage when it comes to individual campaign contributions made by Lakeville residents. According to numbers from the Federal Election Commission’s website, more than 153 separate contributions have been made by individuals in Lakeville for Obama's campaign, compared to only 46 separate contributions for Romney. The records are considered public information, and are current through July 2012. Obama has had five donations of $1,000 or more, while Romney has had only three such donations. One …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
The national conventions are over, each candidate has a running-mate, and Minnesota is planted firlmy on the list of battleground states for this year's election. And based on the conversations we're seeing at Lakeville Patch, there are a wide variety of issues that concern readers in Lakeville and elsewhere in Minnesota and the nation when it comes to just who will end up in the White House. Really, all that's left is to do is vote. But do you know who you're voting for? Do you know all that the candidates have to offer? Do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on your most important issues? A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining…
Friday, July 6, 2012
In our inaugural “Red Twin Cities” survey, influential Republicans paint an early picture for November's general election.
More than two-thirds of influential Republicans from around the Twin Cities Patch areas believe Mitt Romney can pull off an upset win in Minnesota in 2012. First, the survey shows, the presumed nominee has to reach out to Ron Paul Republicans. Ninety-six conservatives from Twin Cities Patch areas—from St. Michael to Woodbury, Fridley to Northfield—were surveyed last week in Patch’s inaugural Twin Cities Red poll, which focused on November’s biggest race. Forty responses were collected. When asked if they felt Mitt Romney could pick up a win over President Barack Obama in the fall, two-thirds expressed optimism. “Every race is winnable,” said one Republican respondent (all survey answers were anonymous). “It’s possible if enough people are …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It's always noteworthy when presidential politics gets close to home, and on Wednesday, Republican hopeful Mitt Romney will be in Eagan for a campaign stop just days before the Minnesota caucuses.
Presidential politics is coming to Dakota County in the run-up to the Feb. 7 caucuses. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will be visiting with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty just up the road from Lakeville, stopping for a campaign event in Eagan on Wednesday. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Freightmasters, a large Eagan-based trucking company. Romney, who is considered the favorite to run against President Barack Obama this year, is the second Republican candidate to visit Minnesota within a week; fellow Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum stopped in Luverne on Monday night. Our sister site, Eagan Patch, will have much more of his visit, and we'll be posting photos and other news from the event.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Osama bin Laden, the global face of terrorism, the head of al Qaida, and the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has been killed.
U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, released a statement this morning after it was announced by President Barack Obama yesterday that Osama bin Laden, the global face of terrorism, had been tracked down, found and killed. “Nearly 10 years ago America suffered one of the most horrific attacks on her people in our nation’s history. Thanks to the tireless and heroic efforts of our troops and intelligence officials, Osama bin Laden–the mastermind of the (Sept. 11) attacks–is dead," Kline, Minnesota's five-term, second district congressman wrote. Celebration capped off a strange night after bin Laden's death was announced. Around 8:30 p.m. central time last night, the White House requested air-time on all major …