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Minnesota Voters Select Their Ballot Preferences

By Randy Thoms Aug 10, 2022 | 11:35 AM

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Governor Tim Walz and Republican candidate Scott Jensen earned strong majority support in primaries elections held yesterday in Minnesota.

The primaries determine who will be on the ballot in the general election taking place in November.

Walz and his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, were successful in a bid for another term in office, beating another Democratic challenger with 97 per cent of the vote.

Jensen and his running mate, Matt Birk, were equally dominating in the Republican race with 89 per cent of the vote, beating out two other challengers.

There are also two candidates representing separate legalized marijuana parties.

Steve Patterson and Matt Huff will represent the Grassroot-Legalize Cannabis Party.

James McCaskel and David Sandbeck narrowly won the right to represent the Legal Marijuana Now Party.

In local races to Koochiching County, incumbent Rob Ecklund will go up against Ely Mayor Roger Skraba, who is running for the Republicans in the race for the District 3A House seat.

Andrea Zupancich, the mayor of Babbit, got the nod to represent the Republicans in the election for State Senator in District 3.

She will go against Grant Hauschild, a city councillor in Hermantown, who is representing the Democrats after veteran long-time senator, Tom Baak, announced his retirement.

Destry Hell and Tim Mathews were the preferred choices for the upcoming election for District 1 Commissioner in Koochiching County.

Ricky Roche and Jaci Nagle were the top choices over incumbent Kevin Adee for the District 2 seat.

Election day is November 8.


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