Ryan, Clinton race through Minnesota in late push for state's electoral votes

  • Article by: PATRICK CONDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 4, 2012 - 9:23 PM
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commonsense7Nov. 4, 1211:40 AM

So what are the exact results of the poll?

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dentesterNov. 4, 1211:54 AM

Here's some interesting trivia. Bill Clinton has never campaigned for a candidate who won. Even his wife.

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horsefeatherNov. 4, 1211:58 AM

Turn out the lights...the democrat party is over! We TeaPublicans ARE taking America back...and we will take back those Clintons too!

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The TruthNov. 4, 1212:35 PM

dentester, he campaigned for himself, and won handily if I recall. Besides, Paul Ryan has never campaigned for a candidate who won, either.

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blfikoNov. 4, 1212:38 PM

I just like it that MN is no longer assumed to vote Democratic. Its great to see all of the candidates coming here and getting every one excited to vote!

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neiman1Nov. 4, 1212:59 PM

You cannot borrow and spend your way to prosperity. We knew better while Pelosi and Obama were doing it but we were scared and prayed they were correct. Now we realize we were correct all the while. You repair an economy by reducing regulations and lowering taxes. You ruin an economy by making hiring people more expensive than ever before. Clinton was right when he said it is Math. The problem is Obama says he can't help his daughter with her math because she is in High School. Romney can add.

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commonsense7Nov. 4, 12 1:26 PM

Facing a state legislature dominated by Democrats, Mitt cast more than 800 vetoes as he brought conservative principles to state government. He cut red tape for small businesses, signed into law job-creating incentives, and fought hard to bring new businesses to the state. He eliminated a $3 billion deficit without borrowing or raising taxes. By 2007, at the end of Mitt's term, the state had accumulated a $2 billion rainy day fund in its coffers. This stringent fiscal discipline provided an essential backdrop for economic recovery. While Mitt was in office, the state unemployment rate fell from 5.6% to 4.7% and the Massachusetts economy added tens of thousands of new jobs.

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bellamn16Nov. 4, 12 1:56 PM

It was ONE poll that had Obama up 3%. It was conducted for the Strib by Mason-Dixon, which has leaned republican all election cycle. Virtually every other state poll in the past 6 months has had Obama up by twice that much or more, including two released just days before the MD poll. This is much ado about nothing. The local/national media have taken it and run with it because they like the drama.

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login1Nov. 4, 12 2:13 PM

The Republicans know that Obama will win the election. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices. The fight has gone out of them. Ann Romney knows she will not become queen of America and that is just tearing her up inside. It's nice to see the Republicans continue to say they are going to win even though it is evident they know they are not going to on election day. They have to keep saying they are going to win. They are not allowed by their masters to say anything else.

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one4thepeepsNov. 4, 12 2:45 PM

Bottom line: If either the Obama or Romney campaign thought Minnesota was seriously in play then both would be here. Instead, R-Money is off in Pennsylvania, desperately chasing electoral votes he won't get. There's a shrinking path to 270 and you can hear the desperation. And by the way "commonsense7" thank you for making clear just how poorly R-Money interacted with democrats, despite his "bipartisan" claims to the contrary. No wonder Massachusetts was ranked 47th in the nation in job creation under his tenure as governor during a time of growth. Let us count ourselves lucky to be spared his failed trickledown policies.

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