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WhiskeyGrinder

(21,933 posts)
Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:15 AM Jan 2019

Stu Lourey (son of Tony, grandson of Becky) wins DFL primary

SD11 (Pine and Carlton counties, and a little bit of St. Louis County) is having a quick-turnaround special election to fill the spot vacated when (now former) Sen. Tony Lourey was tapped to be HHS director by the Walz-Flanagan team. Stu Lourey beat Michelle Lee last night in the special election DFL primary. Special election is February 5. Lourey will face 11B Rep. Jason Rarick.

https://www.stulourey.com/

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Stu Lourey (son of Tony, grandson of Becky) wins DFL primary (Original Post) WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2019 OP
And he lost. Sign of that region going red? question everything Feb 2019 #1
It's a divided district -- the northern half has a DFL rep, the southern had Rarick. WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2019 #2
The DFL always has lousy turn out for special elections. dflprincess Feb 2019 #3

WhiskeyGrinder

(21,933 posts)
2. It's a divided district -- the northern half has a DFL rep, the southern had Rarick.
Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:25 PM
Feb 2019

Special election with super low turnout, so it's hard to draw larger conclusions. Rural Minnesota has certainly been giving the DFL problems lately, in general, and population shifts in the south have boosted Republican numbers in it.

In 2018, the SD split on the statewide races: Klobuchar, Smith, Walz, Wardlow and Stauber all won it. Trump won it in 2016.

dflprincess

(27,988 posts)
3. The DFL always has lousy turn out for special elections.
Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:09 PM
Feb 2019

There was one in my House district 5 years ago (or so). The DFL rep had resigned and the Republican won the district. Latter than year in the scheduled general election the same two candidates ran and the DFLer took the seat back. Strangely enough in last fall's election it was the same match up again (maybe the Republicans couldn't find a new candidate) and the DFLer won with an even bigger margin this time.

And, the weather wasn't so great yesterday.


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