Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The congressman told MInnesota Public Radio, 'It's time for her to just stop it and hopefully apologize' for claiming federal officials have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison's demand for an apology comes after amid heightening tensions between the two Minnesota representative, with Bachmann adding Ellison to her list of federal officials responsible for "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, July 20, 2012
On CNN, Ellison told Anderson Cooper what Bachmann said to Glenn Beck is untrue.
In the video clip at right, Michele Bachmann accuses Keith Ellison of "a long record" of association with the Muslim Brotherhood—a claim Ellison flatly denies in the video clip at left. A brewing conflict between the two members of Congress from neighboring Minnesota districts got personal Thursday, as Bachmann directly tied Ellison to her claims of "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood. Here is an excerpt from a transcript of the Bachmann's interview with Glenn Beck: REP. BACHMANN: And they call for Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital, not Israel’s capital. They call for the demise of Israel and the demise of the United States. They believe in civilization, jihad, which is to come into the United …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In new letter to Bachmann, Ellison says she "rehashes ... anti-Muslim Web sites." She responds in statement: "I will not be silent."
Update (2 p.m. Wednesday): U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann fired back this afternoon in the ongoing war of words with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison over her charges of Muslim Brotherhood "penetration" into the federal government: “The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State—and the follow up letter I wrote to Rep. Ellison on July 13—are unfortunately being distorted. “I encourage everyone, including media outlets, to read them in their entirety. The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"All we need to do is get the president to sign and we're on our way," says Stillwater Council Member Mike Polehna.
The St. Croix River Crossing passed through the House of Representatives this morning. The vote passed with a 339-80 vote. The bill's passage means the legislation now needs to be signed by President Barack Obama. In a phone interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann this afternoon, she said she "just got of the phone with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and he assured me the President of the United States would be signing the bill, which means we will have a new bridge over Stillwater." Just this afternoon, delegates signed a letter asking Obama to promptly sign the bill. On the state level, the city of Oak Park Heights has yet to sign a municipal agreement with MnDOT for the project. The two governmental bodies also have to work out the …