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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Minnesota Democrats claim trifecta in state government with blue wave

Instead of a “red wave,” Minnesotans awoke on Wednesday to news of a “trifecta” win for the state’s Democrats.

“We did not encounter a crimson wave. It was a tsunami of blue, “Scott Jensen, the Republican candidate for governor, said in his concession address. “We need a recalibration. We must say to ourselves, “Okay. What lessons can we draw from this? What can we improve? How do we move forward?'”

It is anticipated that Democratic Governor Tim Walz will win re-election and that his party will barely retain control of the state House while gaining control of the state Senate.

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin stated in a statement, “Tonight, the DFL Party defied all odds and achieved history by winning the election for governor and the majority in the state House and Senate.”

“In the previous 31 years of Minnesota history, there has only been one trifecta, which occurred in 2013 and 2014 when the DFL Party enacted all-day kindergarten, increased the minimum wage, and legalized same-sex marriage. In the next two years, I cannot wait to witness the good that our DFL Party will do for all Minnesotans.”

Martin said that the triumph of the Democrats “belongs to House Speaker Melissa Hortman, Senate DFL Leader Melisa L√≥pez Franzen, all of our amazing candidates, and the organizers and activists who battled so hard for our cause.”

The Democrats are expected to retain control of the offices of secretary of state, state auditor, and attorney general.

Since 2006, Republicans have not won a statewide election in Minnesota.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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