User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


42° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Mixed Feelings About MN Caucus

February 1, 2012, 6:49 AM by Kellee Azar

Mixed Feelings About MN Caucus
LUVERNE, MN -


Nevada may be the next place for the presidential hopefuls to aim their sights.  But Minnesota will soon have the chance to voice opinions on which Republican best represents the state in the race against President Barack Obama.

Minnesotans are now gearing up for their caucus which is less than one week away.

"We are looking forward to a good turnout. I think the visit from Rick Santorum has generated a lot of excitement," Rock County Republican Party Chairman Bill Weber said.

Over the years, Minnesota has been mostly a 'blue state' when it comes to presidential elections.  But this year, if voters want a change, constituents must be proactive.

"If we don't do something, if we don't participate, then it truly won't matter. The only chance we have to make a difference is to be involved in the process."

So far, there are some mixed opinions across the state.

"I think it's all a waste of time.  Republicans don't have a chance anyway," resident Rodney Borth said.

On the other hand, when it comes to having the candidates come to Minnesota, some feel it's important.

"Certainly there is a point; it's really important that people are educated on the issues and getting everyone's views and are educated on the issue before heading to the polls," resident Marty Caraway said.

If candidates want the chance to change this blue state to a red, Weber says paying attention to the voters will make a difference.

"I believe that the thing they have to recognize is that the issues that has elected republicans in the majority party in the legislature, has elected republican governors, are the issues they need to reflect on," Weber said. 

Minnesota's caucuses will happen Tuesday.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Stephen Colbert Focuses On South Dakota's U.S. Senate Race

10/14/2014 4:03 PM

The U.S. Senate race in South Dakota is getting more national attention.

Full Story
Governor's Chief Of Staff Is Leaving Office

10/15/2014 10:32 AM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that his chief of staff Dusty Johnson will leave state government next month.

Full Story
Thune Calls For West Africa Travel Ban Over Ebola

10/15/2014 3:59 PM

South Dakota Sen. John Thune says the U.S. should ban travelers from three West African countries where an Ebola epidemic is spreading.

Full Story
Pressler Endorsed By 1970s Abscam Sting FBI Agent

10/15/2014 2:05 PM

U.S. Senate hopeful Larry Pressler has been endorsed by the lead supervisor of the 1970s Abscam investigation that led to the convictions of some memb...

Full Story
A Look Back at 2006 Gay Marriage Ban

10/16/2014 10:00 PM

Arguments begin in a hearing for the State's request to drop a lawsuit from six couples, challenging the amendment that bans gay marriage.

Full Story | Watch


Events