(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.
Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hoping the freshman class of lawmakers, who arrived in Washington for orientation on Tuesday, will drive America to regulation-less "Prosperity Park."
Not so coincidentally, that's the goal of a politically-charged new board game the Chamber gave to more than 500 representatives and senators in Washington and all 50 state governors this week. Inside the box: a cacophony of regulatory disasters that could only be described as a businessperson's worst nightmare.
Game pieces you don't want to pick up, after the jump:
(CNN) - Former New York City mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he believes Sarah Palin will launch a bid for president in 2012.
"My guess is yes – she's going to run for president," Giuliani told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "She sounds to me like somebody who's running for president."
Giuliani predicted as many as 15 GOP contenders may seek the Republican Party nomination.
(CNN) – A leading liberal activist blamed "weak Democratic leaders" for the historic losses dealt to a Democratic Party that was able to maintain control of Congress for only four years.
"What the average voter saw of Democrats was weak, watered-down change - and weak Democratic leaders who cut deals with the very Wall Street banks and insurance companies they are supposed to be fighting," Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said in a statement.
(CNN) - Polling places in Connecticut's 4th congressional district will remain open until 10 p.m. to accommodate citizens unable to vote after the city of Bridgeport ran out of ballots.
Connecticut's legislation and elections administration division confirmed the details to CNN.
(CNN) - In the process of trying to motivate her base and convince last minute undecided voters to cast a ballot in her favor, Republican Christine O'Donnell has entered a war of words with a local television executive – and may have lost his vote in the process.
O'Donnell purchased eight 30-minute blocks of air time in Delaware last week, four of them on a local cable network operated by Tim Qualls that broadcasts in northern Delaware. The Senate candidate's campaign planned to run an Obama-style closing argument in the form of a 24-minute commercial meant to highlight O'Donnell's ties to Delaware and build connections with local voters. The ads were scheduled to run at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Qualls' network, as well as a local FOX affiliate.
Come 10 a.m. however, channel 28 failed to broadcast O'Donnell's ad and the campaign blasted the station on their Twitter account.
(CNN) - Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has moved to within one point of his Republican challenger, John Kasich, according to a new poll released the day before polling stations open in the critical battleground state.
Kasich leads Strickland 47 to 46 percent, with six percent of likely voters still undecided, according to the Quinnipiac University survey [pdf]. Five percent of voters say they have already chosen one of the candidates but could change their mind.
(CNN) – The race for Florida's open Senate seat may appear all but decided, however the Sunshine State's gubernatorial contest is anything but a runaway.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, Florida's chief financial officer, Democrat Alex Sink, holds a razor thin 1-point lead over former health care executive Rick Scott. Among likely voters, Sink has 44 percent of the vote to Scott's 43 percent, with a key 9 percent still undecided. Sink's lead is well within the poll's margin of error.
"In the governor's race, the victor will be whoever wins a majority of the 9 percent of likely voters who remain undecided at this late date," said assistant director of polling, Peter A. Brown.