Analysts say chances are increasing for Democrats to take a beating in Minnesota’s November elections, now under two weeks away.  National polls indicate an average 1.2-percent “red” shift in the past month, with two of the best pollsters putting it at a fast four points.  Minnesota D-F-L Party Chairman Ken Martin says about that:

“We haven’t  lost a statewide race here in Minnesota since I’ve been the chair of this party.  We don’t intend to start now.”

But a recent poll gives Republicans a lead in the race for attorney general between Keith Ellison and challenger Jim Schultz.  And surveys show either a small lead for Governor Tim Walz or a dead heat with Republican challenger Scott Jensen.  Analysts say there’s a possibility Republicans could pick up a U-S House seat in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, and many pundits predict Republicans could grab a majority in the Minnesota House while retaining control of the state Senate.