Tuesday, October 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney hit key points again and again Tuesday night in their second of three debates. Who came out ahead?
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in a contentious debate in New York. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on issues from the budget defecit to national security, to America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points resonated with our live-blog panelists. Many were split on who came out on top: From Ryan: The more I read his policies, the more I start to feel that Romney is the GOP version of John Kerry. He doesn't know what policies he believes in. From David Cross: The one thing this type of online chat demonstrates is how divided our country is. And this may result in us going down a path that we will regret and cannot recover from. I am …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Americans for Prosperity, a Republican political advocacy group, is bringing the bus tour to Lakeville, they say, to give "a voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the policies" of the President.
Election season is in full swing, and Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading advocate for economic freedom, today announced its "Obama's Failing Agenda" bus tour will be in Lakeville on Sept. 29. The bus will be at Antlers Park from 9-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 29. According to a press release from Americans For Prosperity, the three-bus tour is crisscrossing the nation, "giving a voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the policies of this administration." From the press release: "Fresh off the road from Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota, events will educate Minnesotans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive …
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, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Lakeville, Dakota County and Minnesota.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Lakeville Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Eventually, you'll see all the stories we publish about the candidates, including candidate questionairres and biographies once the election is closer. Bookmark this page, as it will be updated as we go. (Click on blue links to view the full article) Soon, you'll also find information that goes beyond the candidates and issues, such as voting maps, information on how to register to vote, and other pertinent information. If you have questions you want answered, please ask in the comments section and we'll make sure to reply…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Lakeville's Republican caucuses reflected the state's preference as well.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum completed a surprising surge up the polls in the last week to become the preferred candidate to run for the White House among Lakeville's Republican caucus goers, as well as Minnesota's. All of Lakeville's 14 precincts caucused at Lakeville North High School on Feb. 7, and Santorum won the straw poll, receiving 247 of the total 651 votes cast, good for 37 percent of the vote. Ron Paul finished a surprising second with 178 ballots cast in his favor, or 27 percent of the votes. Mitt Romney, who decisively won Lakeville's straw poll in 2008, was third with just 158, or 24 percent of the vote. Newt Gingrich finished a distant fourth, with just 10 percent, or 68 total votes. And at least in …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
As the votes came in, Patch reporters in more than two dozen locations recorded the action.
Mitt Romney, who was Lakeville's favorite in 2008, finished a distant third, behind Ron Paul.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was the favorite among Lakeville's Senate District 36 Republican caucus goers on Feb. 7, winning the night by a substantial margin. The former Pennsylvania senator unofficially received 247 votes, good for 37 percent of the 651 total votes cast. Ron Paul finished second with 178 votes, or 27 percent of the votes cast. Mitt Romney, who decisively won Lakeville's straw poll in 2008, was third with just 158, or 24 percent of the vote. Newt Gingrich finished a distant fourth, with just 10 percent, or 68 total votes. All of Lakeville's 14 Senate District 36 precincts held their caucuses at Lakeville North High School. Overall, participation numbers were down compared to the last presidential caucus …
Lakeville State Sen. Dave Thompson has endorsed Rick Santorum just a day before the Minnesota caucuses.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum announced a number of Minnesota endorsements yesterday, and among them was Lakeville's State Sen. Dave Thompson (R-District 36). “I am honored to receive the endorsement of this esteemed group of Minnesota elected officials and grassroots leaders," Santorum said in a press release. "Our campaign is gaining momentum by the moment, and it is clear that we are emerging (as) the clear conservative alternative to Mitt Romney and the one Republican challenger who can actually defeat Barack Obama. I look forward to working with this team during the Minnesota Caucus and this fall as we take back the White House.” The full Minnesota list provided by Santorum includes:
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Republican hopeful Mitt Romney visited a Dakota County trucking company on Feb. 1, and Rick Santorum visited Minnesota last week.
It's easy to tell that Minnesota's caucuses are less than a week away. Television ads are getting airtime locally, and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was just up the road in Eagan on Feb. 1, making a campaign stop at a local trucking company. Rick Santorum even visited the state last week. The race for Minnesota's delegates may not mean as much as it once could have, however. Newt Gingrich has all but said he's conceding Minnesota, and Jan. 26 favorability poll on Gingrich from Public Policy Polling shows a 60 percent unfavorable rating, with just 27 percent having a favorable view of the former speaker. Meanwhile, Minnesota’s major political parties—DFL, Independence and Republican—announced the sites of their respective …