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INTERVIEW: Preview of Minn. Primary Election

Updated: 08/10/2014 6:14 PM
Created: 08/10/2014 3:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The Minnesota primary is Tuesday, Aug. 12. Few voters are expected to turn out.

In 2014, many political observers predict a 9-10 percent turnout.

"This is one of the sleepiest primary elections I can remember in years," Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute said.

Even a rare, closely-contested GOP primary for governor isn't ginning up much interest in an August primary. At this point in the summer, people are more focused on pontoons than polling places.

Jacobs stopped by KSTP to talk more about what to expect with each race.


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