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Erin Murphy talks representative politics at Pi Sigma Alpha event
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Erin Murphy talks representative politics at Pi Sigma Alpha event

Macalester students and faculty gathered in John B. Davis Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 7, for a Women in Politics panel featuring former State Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL). The event was organized by the Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Murphy, who served as the Minnesota House Majority Leader from 2013–2015 and ran in…

Murphy holds town hall on gun violence
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Murphy holds town hall on gun violence

Nearly 100 Minnesotans gathered in a conference room in the basement of the Wellstone Center on April 7 for State Rep. and DFL gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy’s town hall meeting on gun violence. The meeting was organized as part of the national Town Hall For Our Lives effort led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas…

Franken, Dayton win with solid margins; Minnesota House, US Congress now in GOP control
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Franken, Dayton win with solid margins; Minnesota House, US Congress now in GOP control

Despite massive national victories for the Republican Party, which included gaining control of the U.S. Senate and holding onto several key governors’ seats, Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) and Senator Al Franken (DFL) were re-elected to second terms on Tuesday night by comfortable margins. Franken defeated his challenger, Republican businessman Mike McFadden, by 10 points, in…