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ELECTION 2022

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Election 2022 headlines
The GOP candidates addressed hundreds gathered Monday on the Capitol steps after Scott Jensen and several others officially registered with the scretary of state to run in 2022. Jensen, a former state senator and Chaska family-practice physician skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines and restrictions, started campaigning for governor in 2021.



The call to defend abortion rights animates the DFL convention Friday night in Rochester.
Nationalist Orban said the next U.S. presidential election, when Donald Trump suggests he may seek a second term in the White House, and the vote for the European Parliament would make that a vital year.

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Floyd “Buck” Jourdain challenged incumbent Darrell Seki Sr. for Red Lake chairman, for which Jourdain earned 1,510 votes and Seki received 1,507 – a mere difference of three votes.
Redistricting has pushed incumbents from the same party to run against one other in a half-dozen races, an awkward result of the once-a-decade process of drawing new congressional lines.
Two civil suits, filed in Faribault County District Court on Monday, May 16, 2022, allege that Rep. Jim Hagedorn asked his mother and stepfather, as well as his sister, to help pay for the cost of his cancer treatment and that money has not been paid back by his widow, Jennifer Carnahan.
The biggest election night of the year so far delivered mixed results for Trump and his far-right movement, although votes were still being counted in the high-profile Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania.
Republican candidate Doug Wardlow is continuing his campaign after political newcomer Jim Schultz won the Minnesota GOP endorsement Friday at the party's state convention in Rochester. Typically, Minnesota Republican candidates honor their party’s endorsement and do not run in the August primary election.
Cory Hepola and Tamara Uselman will make public appearances together on Tuesday morning, May 17, in St. Paul and at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moorhead Public Library.
Delegates to the House Seventh District Congressional convention in Willmar endorsed Jill Abahsain of Sauk Centre in their bid to unseat first-term incumbent Republican Michelle Fischbach
Five candidates for governor sought the party endorsement at the GOP state convention in Rochester. By the ninth round of voting, Jensen, a family practice physician and former state senator skeptical of COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates, bested former congressional candidate Kendall Qualls.
The 36-year-old attorney describes himself as a political outsider and law and order candidate. In his acceptance speech, Schultz criticized incumbent Democratic-Farmer-Labor Attorney General Keith Ellison’s handling of the rise of violent crime in the state.
More than 2,000 delegates on Friday picked endorsements for attorney general, secretary of state and auditor. They'll take up the governor's endorsement Saturday morning.
It’s a key step in an election year, where the parties decide which candidates they will commit resources to ahead of the August primary. But the endorsement is no guarantee of success in November.