Walz, Hagedorn face off in 1st District race

Walz, Hagedorn face off in 1st District race #330

The race for Minnesota’s 1st District is between an increasingly powerful Democratic congressman seeking a fifth term and an upstart Republican candidate who outhustled his endorsed opponent to win an August primary.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who served 24 years on the Army National Guard and has been a high-school teacher and coach in Mankato, has made his mark in Congress working on veterans and agricultural issues, among others. He also helped secure federal support for Winona’s interstate bridge.

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Republicans Governors Facing Extinction As Democratic Wave Looms

Republicans Governors Facing Extinction As Democratic Wave Looms #324

While the mainstream media is obsessed with the contest for control of the Senate, Democrats are poised to wipe out the Republican governor class of 2010. Rick Snyder, Sam Brownback, Rick Scott, Tom Corbett, Scott Walker and others are facing a growing Democratic wave.

Politico reported, “The unsettled gubernatorial landscape has drawn a fraction of the attention of the seesawing battle for the Senate. Yet the state of play is dramatic in its own right: The fate of big-name Republicans such as Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott and Michigan’s Rick Snyder are all on the line, and Democrats such as Colorado’s John Hickenlooper and Illinois’ Pat Quinn are locked in tough reelection races that could go either way.”

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Candidate for Knox County sheriff says 2012 arrest was result of honest mistake

Candidate for Knox County sheriff says 2012 arrest was result of honest mistake #867

In 2010, Phillips ran as a Republican in a three-way race against Dennison. Phillips finished a distant … After high school, he spent 7½ years in the U.S.

ROCKLAND, Maine — An independent candidate running for Knox County sheriff was arrested two years ago for driving with a license that had been suspended because he reportedly had not made required child support payments.

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