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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…

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Mac Dems plan for midterm elections

It has been a highly active election season for members of the Macalester Democrats as they prepare for the midterm elections. On November 4, 36 states including Minnesota will elect their governors, with the vast majority of Minnesota’s other important offices also on the ballot. In preparation for this, the Mac Dems have been extensively…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SEXY training begins, group run to Summit this weekend Health & Wellness Center events this week include the beginning of SEXY training, Macalester’s safer sex education program. These trainings are provided for all first-year floors. They will begin on Sunday and continue through October 4th. First-year floor RAs will have details on…

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Ortman ’86 could challenge Franken: Mac grad may secure GOP nomination in August

Macalester’s legacy could reach the U.S. Senate this November. Minnesota State Senator Julianne Ortman ’86 is taking on Washington, bringing her Macalester values to the national level. These values may surprise Macalester students. Ortman is a Republican: a critic of government spending, an opponent of Obamacare and an advocate for individual privacy rights. If Ortman…