Elections

  • Al Franken is currently the lead contender in Minnesota’s US Senate race. He’s campaigning against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and DFL underdog Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer. Last week, KFAI interviewed Nelson-Pallmeyer’s campaign manager following his surge of support in several Senate District conventions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • He may not be as well known – or as well funded – as other Republican presidential candidates. And chances that he will become the official candidate of the Republican party are slim.

  • 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.

  • Former Senator John Edwards officially withdrew from the Democratic Presidential campaign today. He spoke with his family at his side at the site of his public campaign declaration a few months ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. KFAI’s Lauretta Dawolo captured Edwards’ final remarks and spoke with one of his biggest local supporters.

    Story submitted by Lauretta Dawolo

  • As Super Tuesday approaches on February 5th, a local voter rights organization is gearing up to generate awareness among the local community about voter fraud and discrepencies.

  • Former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is running for President, and is seeking the Green Party’s endorsement.

  • Over the past few weeks KFAI has been covering tonight’s St. Paul City Council elections. Our reporters have found that many are worried voter turn out will be lower than in previous elections. St. Paul residents are encouraged to get out and vote before polls close at 8 p.m.

    Story submitted by Lauren Knapp

  • The election for St. Paul’s School Board includes a broad slate of candidates. Eight candidates are running for the four available seats available on St. Paul’s School Board.

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