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2010 House races

Sep 17, 2010

Would trimmed DFL majority mean fewer committees? Probably not

Many Capitol habitués with and without election certificates complain that the committee structure of recent years has created a more frenzied process that stretches legislators too thin and is too hard for lobbyists to follow.

Jun 21, 2010

Clark raises $30,000 to air BP commercial

Tarryl Clark raised $30,000 over the weekend from 800 donors in order to air a commercial attacking incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann over her comments about BP and the Gulf Coast oil spill, according to the Democratic challenger's campaign.

Jun 14, 2010

Clark campaign makes ‘red-to-blue’ list

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added Tarryl Clark's campaign for Congress to its "Red-to-Blue" program, signifying that the DCCC believes that Clark can unseat Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in November.

May 12, 2010

Reed questions Clark’s electability in 6th CD contest

Maureen Reed sent out a letter today to supporters questioning whether Tarryl Clark can be elected in the Sixth Congressional District. Reed is piggybacking on Republican attacks in recent days over Clark's deciding vote in favor of a Senate proposal to boost the state's top income tax bracket.

Apr 16, 2010

First and fourth congressional districts will pick challengers this weekend

At least five Republicans are seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in the First Congressional District. GOP activists will gather in Mankato on Saturday to determine which candidate gets the party's endorsement.

Apr 15, 2010

Reed raises $200,000 in first quarter of 2010

Maureen Reed raised just over $200,000 in the first three months of 2010 for her campaign to defeat U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Reed finished the quarter with $433,000 cash on hand. The medical doctor also announced that she intends to loan her campaign an additional $250,000 to assist the effort.

Apr 5, 2010

Anderson eyeing another run in 6th CD

In 2008, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann won re-election by just four percentage points in the state's most GOP-friendly congressional district. The flamboyant Republican was nearly undone in the waning days of the campaign by comments suggesting that there should be an inquiry into which members of Congress hold "anti-American" views. But there was another factor at play in the race: Independence Part[...]

Mar 22, 2010

Hackett collects union endorsement

Maureen Hackett, who is seeking the Democratic endorsement to challenge first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Minnesota State Council.

Mar 11, 2010

Palin to host Minneapolis fundraiser for Bachmann

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will host a fundraising event in Minneapolis April 7 for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who is seeking her third term in the House.

Feb 26, 2010

Where’s Michele? Reed campaign accuses rival of stealing idea

Maureen Reed and Tarryl Clark both unveiled maps in the last 24 hours of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's travels across the country. The gist of the message from the DFL congressional challengers: Bachmann is more interested in raising her national profile than working on behalf of constituents in the 6th Congressional District.

Feb 22, 2010

Former Maplewood mayor will challenge McCollum for DFL nomination

Diana Longrie intends to challenge U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum for the DFL nomination in the Fourth Congressional District.The former Maplewood mayor made the surprise announcement at Saturday's Senate District 53 convention.

Feb 2, 2010

Bachmann contest draws the most political cash

More than $2 million was raised by candidates in the 6th Congressional District in 2009. That makes it easily the most expensive U.S. House contest in Minnesota so far this election cycle.

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