(CNN) - Minnesota’s gubernatorial recount is nearly complete and although the vote totals won’t be certified for at least another week, Democrat Mark Dayton is emerging as the near-certain victor.
With over 93 percent of the ballots re-counted, Dayton has lost 17 votes from his November 2 total, while Republican Tom Emmer has gained 53. Dayton led Emmer by nearly 9,000 votes after Election Day.
(CNN) - Only about 15 percent of the gubernatorial ballots remain uncounted in Minnesota and as the final five counties complete their re-counts, the November 2 winner appears headed for a December victory as well.
Democrat Mark Dayton has gained 17 votes over his November 2 total; Republican Tom Emmer has gained 14 votes. Dayton's 8,751 vote pre-recount lead over Emmer has been upheld through three days of hand recounts.
(CNN) - Nearly 70 percent of the gubernatorial votes have been re-counted in Minnesota, and the needle has barely moved in either direction.
Democrat Mark Dayton, who led Republican Tom Emmer by 8,751 votes before the recount began, has lost just 38 votes through Tuesday's counting. Emmer has lost one vote.
(CNN) – After one day of counting ballots in Minnesota, the gubernatorial race is widening. Barely.
Republican Tom Emmer has lost four votes while Democrat Mark Dayton has gained 20. Dayton led Emmer by nearly 9,000 votes before the recount began.
(Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET with statement from Emmers' campaign.)
(CNN) - After a treacherous eight month long recount and legal battle to determine the fate of the Norm Coleman-Al Franken Senate race in 2008, Minnesota elections officials will seek to run a swifter recount beginning Monday to determine the winner of the state's gubernatorial race.
Republican state lawmaker Tom Emmer trails former Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton by just 8,751 votes, or fewer than half of one percent of the 2.1 million votes cast.
(CNN) - For the second straight time in a statewide election, there will be a recount in a major race in Minnesota.
The State Canvassing Board Tuesday formally cleared the way for a recount in the razor-thin Governor's race between Democratic Farmer Labor Party candidate Mark Dayton and Republican state lawmaker Tom Emmer.
(CNN) - Republican Tom Emmer said he plans to move forward with a vote recount in the undecided Minnesota gubernatorial race.
Emmer trails Democrat Mark Dayton by just over 8,700 votes, but says he intends to "see the process through."
BLAINE, Minnesota (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton told a Minnesota crowd Sunday night that Republican and Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann and the party she belongs to is so extreme that even prominent Republicans in history, if they were around today, would be voting for her opponent in this election cycle.
"Every Republican leader from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower would be voting for [Democrat Tarryl Clark] in this election," Clinton said to cheers from a crowd at a local labor union. "Her opponent and that crowd in Washington make Richard Nixon look like a member of Students for a Democratic Society. They make Newt Gingrich and George Bush look like garden variety liberals."
(CNN) – Football won't be the only thing on Tarryl Clark's mind when she tailgates before Sunday night's Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game.
Clark, a Minnesota state senator who's challenging Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in the state's sixth congressional district, has some high profile Democratic surrogates joining her to tailgate and watch the NFL showdown on a big screen TV.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is known for his bluntness, and his comments Tuesday were no exception.
"If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them," Biden said at a fundraiser in Minnesota. "To the press: that's a figure of speech."
It didn't take Biden long to go after Republicans and the Republicans' new "Pledge for America" that he said would increase the debt by $1 trillion.