(CNN) – A new poll Sunday of likely Minnesota voters indicates a close race between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the state long considered a safe bet for Democrats.
The Star Tribune survey, taken entirely after the final presidential debate, shows Obama with a three point advantage over Romney among likely Minnesota voters. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would back the president and 44% said they support Romney. Obama's advantage is within the survey's sampling error.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign has made a very small ad buy in Minnesota to counter a new purchase by Mitt Romney in the state, an Obama campaign official and a Republican ad tracking source told CNN.
Earlier Friday a Romney campaign official confirmed it had bought a small amount of television ad time in Minneapolis. Two ad tracking sources told CNN the Romney buy was about $30,000 and would run Saturday through Tuesday. The amount of the Obama buy has not been disclosed.
Annandale, Minnesota (CNN) – Jim Graves strolled down Main Street in his pressed shirt with French cuffs and skinny jeans, a dapper enigma in a land of flannels and Wranglers. He stuck out his hand to introduce himself to a ruffian in a wheelchair scooter.
The two talked politics before the stranger confessed he's an anarchist who believes Americans should be allowed to kill three people a day. "That would take care of the idiots REALLLLLL fast," the man said with a chuckle.FULL STORY
(CNN) - They didn’t actually throw sticks and stones, but a congressional debate in Minnesota Thursday was every bit as schoolyard.
It didn't take long for the showdown to turn ugly with accusations flying over who was the bigger liar and jabs escalating into a fight over the two candidates' respective divorces.
(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke Saturday at a fundraiser for one-time GOP rival Mitt Romney in her home state of Minnesota, an event attended by Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of neighboring Wisconsin.
The attendance of Bachmann, who is a tight reelection race for her House seat, did not go unnoticed by those who recalled the congresswoman’s failed bid for the White House.
(CNN) – An independent conservative group announced Monday it will drop another half-million on ad time in Minnesota, a state considered safe for President Barack Obama.
American Future Fund said it will expand its $500,000 ad buy from last week for a 30-second spot, spending an additional $483,000 to run the commercial statewide on broadcast and cable through October 10.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney wakes up in New York City on Friday, where he will attend a fundraiser before heading to suburban Cleveland for an afternoon rally. Meanwhile, his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will appear at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
On the Democratic side, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are in Washington with no public campaign events on their schedules. In the meantime, Biden's wife, Jill, hits the trail in Minnesota.
See a full schedule of the day's events after the jump.
Detroit (CNN) – In front of a friendly audience, Vice President Joe Biden repeated a crowd-pleasing political attack against Republicans on Wednesday – with a new level of sarcasm.
"It's amazing, they discovered the middle class," the vice president said mockingly against his rivals. "And they care about it. They're running to save the middle class."
Minneapolis (CNN) – Minneapolis is a conflicted city. It's home to one of the largest gay pride festivals in the Midwest and was once dubbed the "gayest city in America" by The Advocate magazine. The metropolitan area is also home to the conservative power base of Rep. Michele Bachmann.
And in six months, voters there and across the state will decide whether to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Al Franken spent decades at the intersection of comedy and politics, so it's no surprise that his latest campaign fundraising pitch combines the two.
"Hello, I'm Woman Picking Out Fruit In Supermarket," opened a fundraising pitch sent to supporters on Friday.