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ELECTION 2022

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Election 2022 headlines
Fifty-seven state lawmakers announced that they would leave their seats due to redistricting, desires to seek another office or for personal reasons. The exits include some of the Capitol's best-known deal makers, opening room for one of the largest crops of new freshman legislators in decades.



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.
Keith Nelson, who began serving on the St. Louis County Board in 2003, is seeking his sixth term.

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Ellison received resounding support for his work over the last four years.
Simon and his wife, Leia, both delivered emotional speeches following the endorsement.
The call to defend abortion rights animates the DFL convention Friday night in Rochester.
From the column: "At virtually every level of government, elected officials largely don't reflect America when it comes to age."
From the editorial: "If you have the credentials and the willingness to give back, your community needs you. ... Not for any special interest or political party and not for fame or fortune. Rather, running, especially for all-important local offices, is a pledge to do what you can for the place you call home."
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.
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.
Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who has amplified former President Donald Trump's false claims of 2020 voter fraud, wins PA governor primary.
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.