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Johnson leads GOP race

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a commanding victory in Tuesday night’s gubernatorial straw poll at Minnesota’s GOP caucuses, taking just under 50 percent of votes cast across the state. Following Johnson’s lead were undecided voters at 16 percent, former Minnesota Republican Party Chair Keith Downey at 15 percent and former Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani…

Walz wins DFL straw poll
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Walz wins DFL straw poll

Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) played host to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party on Tuesday night, as voters gathered here and across the state to pass resolutions, volunteer as delegates and participate in straw polls for governor at precinct caucuses. With incumbent DFL Gov. Mark Dayton not seeking a third term, the preference vote…

Mac students help make Carter mayor
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Mac students help make Carter mayor

With the support of a number of Macalester students, staff and faculty, 38-year-old Melvin Carter III was elected the first African American mayor in the history of St. Paul on Tuesday night. Carter won what was expected to be a close race by a resounding margin. Nearly 51 percent of St. Paul voters ranked Carter…

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St. Paul mayoral election: A crash course

MELVIN CARTER III – Endorsed by Al Franken, Mark Dayton, Keith Ellison, and Erin Murphy – Supports community-first police reform – Wants development in low-income areas along the Green Line DAI THAO – First Hmong city councilman in St. Paul – Endorsed by Our Revolution Minnesota, a progressive policy group, and the Minnesota Nurses Association…

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Macalester student community: We are with you

As a group of retired faculty, we sense at some distance the current dynamics of campus life. Our understanding was deepened by a recent presentation by Professors Dolan and Saxe on the recent election. While we no longer have the privilege of being with you in classes, labs or seminars, we do identify with you….