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November 12, 2018
Dust settled and with the 2018 midterms in the books, Minnesota Republican Chair Jennifer Carnahan sees Republican chances improving in 2020 when President Donald Trump returns to the ballot. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Midterm aftermath: State GOP chair talks 2018 election, eyes 2020 races
November 12, 2018 - 11:00am
November 11, 2018
Pete Stauber
8th District red for now — or forever? Redrawn districts in 2022 could upend trend
November 11, 2018 - 6:00am
November 8, 2018
Voters stand in line Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church  in Baxter. According to head election judge Darlene Swedin, the precinct, P-1E, was processing two voters every minute. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
State goes blue, area swings red
November 8, 2018 - 3:00am
November 7, 2018
Josh Heintzeman
Heintzeman garners 3rd term in resounding victory over Menk
November 7, 2018 - 8:30am
November 5, 2018
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 28.  Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts
Contentious probe of FBI, Justice Dept. hangs in the balance as GOP weighs new leadership posts
November 5, 2018 - 12:32pm
October 30, 2018
The GOP has used Brett Kavanaugh, seen here Oct. 8, and his fight for Senate confirmation amid allegations of sexual assault to energize Republican voters in districts and states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Republicans turn Kavanaugh into an election-year rallying cry
October 30, 2018 - 8:33pm
October 28, 2018
Joe Radinovich, DFL candidate for District 8 U.S. House of Representatives.
Unraveling the 8th District MPR debate: Fast pace finds candidates squabbling
October 28, 2018 - 10:00pm
October 20, 2018
Pete Stauber
'All the tools they need': Data drives Republicans in 8th District race
October 20, 2018 - 6:52pm
October 18, 2018
Republican state attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow (center) poses with supporters in a Republican rally Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Brainerd Industrial Center. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Wardlow envisions neutral, nonpartisan role in state AG bid
October 18, 2018 - 11:00am
October 8, 2018
Moderator Ray Gildow (left) and candidates for District 10B -- DFL challenger Phil Yetzer of Fairfield Township and State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin -- participate in a televised debate Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lakeland PBS studio in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Election debates: District 10B candidates wrangle over health care
October 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Moderator Ray Gildow (left) and candidates for District 10A -- State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and DFL challenger Dale Menk -- participate in a televised debate Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lakeland PBS studio in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Election debates: District 10A candidates argue their cases
October 8, 2018 - 7:00am
October 4, 2018
Congressional District 8 Republican candidate Pete Stauber talks to constituents Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the new Republican campaign office at 14039 Edgewood Drive in Baxter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Minnesota GOP opens campaign office in Baxter
October 4, 2018 - 3:41pm
September 26, 2018
8th District candidates, from left, Joe Radinovich, Ray "Skip" Sandman and Pete Stauber wave to the crowd at the conclusion of the forum Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Duluth. Bob King / Forum News Service
Issues, not scandal, dominate 8th District forum
September 26, 2018 - 8:11pm
September 25, 2018
Kevin Cramer
GOP Rep. Cramer questions whether accusation against Kavanaugh should disqualify him, even if true
September 25, 2018 - 7:18am
August 22, 2018
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GOP House member, wife face charges
August 22, 2018 - 7:08am