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ELECTION 2022

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Election 2022 headlines
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.



Simon and his wife, Leia, both delivered emotional speeches following the endorsement.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.

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Tim Walz accepted his party’s endorsement for a second term as governor during the Minnesota DFL State Convention on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.
The call to defend abortion rights animates the DFL convention Friday night in Rochester.
More candidates are filing for office in Kandiyohi County and Willmar.
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.
The filing period for candidates running for elected office opened on Tuesday. There are already a handful of candidates that have filed for open offices in Kandiyohi County and Willmar, as well as Minnesota House District 16B.
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.
A former Hormel Foods CEO won the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's backing on the second ballot of the endorsing convention, with 68% of delegates.