Election 2020: US Senate Primaries

I’m going to kick this off with an easy one.

Senator Tina Smith was appointed in 2017, ran to keep the seat for the remainder of the term in 2018, and is now running for a six-year regular Senate term. Senator Amy Klobuchar was re-elected to a six-year term in 2018 and is apparently not running for Vice President; if, say, she gets appointed to a presidential cabinet position sometime in early 2021, Tim Walz will get to appoint someone to fill her seat, and that person will then run in the 2022 election to serve out the rest of that term. Mentioning that just in case anyone’s wondering.

On the DFL ballot:

Tina Smith
Steve Carlson
Christopher Lovell Seymore, Sr.
Paula Overby
Ahmad R. Hassan

On the Republican ballot:

Jason Lewis
Bob “Again” Carney Jr.
Cynthia Gail
James Reibestein
John L. Berman

I always imagine Willy Wonka (the Gene Wilder version) singing “come with me…and you’ll be…in a world of pure imagination” when I hit the “Insert Read More tag” button, for some reason. Rivers of chocolate: probably cooler than political candidates. Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka: less of a weirdo than some of these people.

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Election 2018: US Senate (Klobuchar seat)

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the fall election cycle. Once again, I will try to cover the statewide races plus most of the ballot for St. Paul and Minneapolis, but if there’s a particular race you’re hoping I’ll cover, feel free to leave me a comment or send an e-mail. (I will definitely be writing about the AG race.)

I’m starting with this one because it’s a pretty easy one. This is the Senate race that is NOT a special election. This seat is currently held by Senator Amy Klobuchar, and whoever wins this election will serve a full six-year term.

On the ballot:

Jim Newberger (Republican)
Dennis Schuller (Legal Cannabis Now)
Paula Overby (Green)
Amy Klobuchar (DFL)

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