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2012 congressional elections

Apr 2, 2012

Lee Byberg defeats Gretchen Hoffman in CD7 GOP endorsement contest

Lee Byberg will get a second chance at knocking off 11-term DFL incumbent Rep. Collin Peterson in the 7th Congressional District. Byberg defeated state Sen. Gretchen Hoffman on the first ballot to secure the GOP endorsement at Saturday's convention in Alexandria.

Jan 25, 2012

Quist received more than $500,000 in farm subsidies

Between 1995 and 2010, congressional challenger Allen Quist received $577,725 in federal farm subsidies, according to a report in the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Quist is seeking the GOP nomination to take on U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in the 1st Congressional District.

Nov 2, 2011

Parry will launch congressional campaign on Thursday

Mike Parry will officially kick off his campaign to knock off U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Thursday. The two-term state senator has nine events scheduled over two days across the First Congressional District.

Oct 10, 2011

Barnes announces Paulsen challenge in CD3

U.S. Navy veteran and marketing executive Brian Barnes is seeking the DFL nomination to take on two-term GOP incumbent Erik Paulsen in the Third Congressional District. Barnes officially announced his candidacy at a Capitol press conference on Monday.

Oct 7, 2011

Report: Mike Parry to challenge Walz in 2012

State Sen. Mike Parry has entered the race to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. Walz is three term incumbent who represents a district that Republicans are targeting.

Sep 21, 2011

DFL race to challenge Cravaack likely to produce primary

Over the years, DFL campaigns for high-profile offices have had a tendency to blow past party endorsing conventions and end in contested primaries.

Aug 11, 2011

Becky Lourey backs Rick Nolan in 8th CD

Former state legislator Becky Lourey is backing DFL challenger Rick Nolan in the Eighth Congressional District. Lourey spent six years in the House, followed by a decade in the Senate. She ran for governor in 2006, but lost to former Attorney General Mike Hatch in the DFL primary.

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