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Party caucuses Feb. 4 in Lake County

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The issues facing the region, the state and the nation affect us all. This week, President Barack Obama shared his vision for 2014 in his State of the Union Address. He identified priorities like raising the minimum wage and wage equity for women, cr…continue reading on

Shape government at its grassroots

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

A crucial step in the political process takes place Tuesday, February 4 and you are urged to participate.

It’s caucus time for all political parties.
This is a chance to get involved at the grass roots level to help choose candidates for office…continue reading on

Grafton Republicans pick favorite presidential candidates

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It was busy here tonight at the caucus, although only two spoke in favor of candidates. Most people came, voted quickly and left after a little small talk. By 7:05 p.m., 119 people had voted in the AmeriPrise building in Grafton, said Patty Leighton, a local school teacher volunteering at the voting site. “It’s wonderful,” she said as she made 10 more copies of the ballot sheet listing the four candidates. Continue Reading

Romney wins Maine caucus, according to GOP chairman

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster says Mitt Romney has won the Maine caucuses by a slim margin, giving him a much needed boost following losses in three other contests in the past week. Continue Reading

Romney, Paul only two candidates in Maine’s GOP caucus

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney hoped to reinvigorate his presidential prospects with a victory in Maine’s GOP caucuses Saturday while Ron Paul reached for his first triumph in what shaped up as a two-man race because neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum actively competed in the state. Continue Reading

Another lower turnout for Minnesota GOP caucus

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The GOP says Tuesday’s contest drew about 47,800 participants with about 95 percent of precincts reporting. Four years ago turnout was nearly 63,000 after all precincts were counted. Continue Reading

Santorum sends ‘loud’ message with Minnesota, Missouri wins

February 7, 2012 in DL-Online

Rick Santorum gained momentum in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a convincing Minnesota precinct caucus victory. Santorum had 45 percent of the vote, with Ron Paul second, as nearly three-fourths of Minnesota’s precincts reported. Continue Reading

Santorum predicted to win Minnesota caucus

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rick Santorum headed into Tuesday night’s Minnesota precinct caucuses with national political pundits predicting he would win. That would give him his first bit of momentum since the Iowa caucuses started the Republican presidential process a month ago. For Minnesota Republicans, it would be a turn-around from four years ago, when Mitt Romney easily won Minnesota’s straw poll in a record-setting turnout. Continue Reading

With caucuses today, Minnesota gets Republican focus

February 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL In presidential politics, Minnesota is as close to a Democratic fortress as states come.
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GOP candidates seek different gains with nominating caucus wins today

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican presidential challenger Rick Santorum is hoping that his weeks of criticism of GOP front-runner Mitt Romney will pay off today when Colorado and Minnesota hold nominating caucuses. Romney, in turn, is looking to continue his winning streak after back-to-back victories in Florida and Nevada last week. Continue Reading

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