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Betty McCollum

Dec 9, 2013

The Capitol Note: Letter outlines insurance companies’ complaints on MNsure

Minnesota Council of Health Plans director Julie Brunner sent a letter to state agencies on Friday to alert officials to the error-riddled data that insurance companies have received.

Oct 10, 2013

Roseville GOP candidate announces legislative bid

Michelle Manke's announcement focuses on government spending and financial topics, and makes no mention of social issues.

Sep 25, 2013

Carp fears likely to close Minneapolis river locks

With concern rising that invasive Asian carp will make their way up the Mississippi River into some of Minnesota’s prime fishing waters, it appears increasingly likely that Congress will authorize the closure of a key navigational lock in Minneapolis, effectively ending the city’s days as a river port.

Jul 17, 2013

Emmer’s out of the gate with big haul

Tom Emmer has established himself as the clear front-runner to replace U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District by raising far more money than his opponents for the GOP nomination.

Jul 16, 2013

Rick Nolan raises $135,000 in 2Q; Erik Paulsen leads incumbents in cash on hand

Rick Nolan raised $135,000 in the second quarter of 2013 and ended June with less than $200,000 in the bank. The first-term DFL incumbent is expected to face a vigorous challenge in the 8th Congressional District.

Aug 10, 2012

McCollum calls out Hill for ‘unsubstantiated’ attacks in HD43A contest

Attorney Bob Hill has released a pair of misleading mailings in recent days attacking his opponent, DFL-endorsed candidate Peter Fischer, in the House District 43A contest.

Aug 3, 2012

Campaign roundup: Bachmann leads July fundraising among MN congressional candidates

Michele Bachmann, running for her fourth term representing Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional district, pulled in just more than $1 million in the month of July, easily surpassing her fellow Minnesota Congressmen and women in total fundraising hauls, as well as her Democratic opponent Jim Graves, who raised $64,000 in that period.

Jul 17, 2012

Bachmann leads 2012 money chase

Minnesota House and Senate candidates took in more than $6 million during the second quarter of 2012, according to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raked in the biggest haul at $1.9 million. That's more than six times the amount raised by DFL challenger Jim Graves in the Sixth Congressional District.

Jul 3, 2012

New carp studies fuel debate over closing Mississippi locks in Minneapolis

As the Dayton administration and environmental organizations push Congress to permit the emergency closure of the navigational locks on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, two new government studies have detailed the potential costs of action — and inaction.

Jun 6, 2012

DFLers eye friendlier turf in Kline’s redrawn district

Flanked by a half dozen supporters at the State Office Building, former Eagan state Rep. Mike Obermueller made his campaign against Congressman John Kline official this week. “John Kline hasn’t changed Washington nearly as much as Washington has changed John Kline,” Obermueller told supporters on Monday.

Apr 27, 2012

Federal Medicaid hearing highlights Minnesota allegations

Minnesota offers a “stunning example” of failed oversight in its Medicaid program and could owe the federal government “hundreds of millions of dollars” for overpayments to managed care plans in past years, members of a congressional panel investigating Medicaid fraud said on Wednesday.

Apr 25, 2012

In CD 2, new map spawns new hope for DFLers

It wasn’t until the redistricting maps were released that DFLers became noticeably interested in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.

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