Aaron Miller announced on Tuesday that he plans to seek the GOP nomination in the 1st Congressional District. The U.S. Army veteran is the second announced Republican challenger to DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.
Catching up with four former GOP legislators.
When Republican members of the Legislature return to St. Paul next year and compare notes on what they did during the interim, a growing number will say they launched campaigns for Congress.
A couple of Republicans in recent days have jumped into 2014 Minnesota congressional races. New entrants got into the 1st and 6th Congressional District contests.
"I believe that [Rosen] did something very bad in putting forward a piece of legislation that is going to put the taxpayers on the hook for 30 years," DeKruif said.
"It's something I want to lay low on right now," DeKruif said Saturday morning. "I'm not going to comment on that at this moment."
The swift pace at which the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill advanced through the House and Senate this week amounted to nothing short of a legislative resurrection.
The perennial bill to install slots in the state’s two racetracks was yanked from its first hearing in the Senate Education Committee amid fear that the committee’s conservative members would kill it early in the session.
House and Senate races across the state are rapidly shaking out following the release of new legislative maps.
State Sen. Al DeKruif has announced he won’t seek a second term. He was paired with fellow Republican Sen. Julie Rosen in the new redistricting maps.
A slew of former DFL and GOP legislators announced campaigns for House and Senate districts this week, including Carrie Ruud, a former Republican senator from Breezy Point, former DFL Rep. David Bly of Northfield, former DFL Sen. Kevin Dahle and former DFL Rep. Paul Rosenthal.
Fallout has been almost constant since release of the state's redistricting maps last week, and over the weekend a few more incumbent-on-incumbent match-ups became clear, some House members switched to run in open Senate seats and new candidates emerged to take their place.
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