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Primary elections are Aug. 14

It has been an interesting time since the last election in 2016 and many people have put their hats in the ring for a number of state and federal positions.
In less than a week, Tuesday, Aug. 14, primary elections will be held.
With the exception of a Sibley County board seat in the New Auburn area, there are not local races that will be on the ballot next week.
There are, however, a lot of candidates running for Governor, two senate seats, congress seats and state representatives.
Many think that the primary isn’t a real election and don’t go to vote. But with so many candidates with so many views, it is more important than ever to cast your vote.
On the Republican side of the ballot there are four candidates running hoping to have their name on the ballot for the senate seat currently held by Senator Amy Klobuchar.
There are three running for the two-year senate term currently held by Tina Smith.
In the U.S. House of Representatives two are running in hopes to have their name on the ballot again Collin Peterson in District 7.
Three candidates are hoping for the ballot spot in both the Governor and Attorney General races.
On the DFL side of the primary ballot, four candidates are hoping to beat Klobuchar for her Senate seat.
Another six, including Smith, hope to see their name on the ballot to finish the term of Al Franken.
There are two names on the primary ballot in hopes to run against Dean Urdahl for State Representative in District 18A.
Five candidates are hopeful they will continue their bid for Governor and another five are running for Attorney General.
Some candidates are good, others ok, others have no business in politics.
Do some research on the candidates and get out their and vote.
We’ll see you at the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 14.