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Carrie Ruud

Oct 25, 2013

Stewart Mills announces GOP endorsements for CD 8 bid

Mills, the only declared GOP candidate in that race so far, was endorsed by a number of prominent Republicans who represent parts of the 8th District.

May 20, 2013

Proposed constitutional amendment dealing with legislator pay headed to ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment that would give an independent panel the authority to set salaries for House and Senate members passed the Senate on Monday morning by a 43-23 vote margin. The amendment is expected to be on the ballot in 2016.

Mar 27, 2013

House, Senate gird for battle over wage

Midway through a March 13 hearing in the Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, asked about the thought process behind a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage. Chief author Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Park, explained to Ruud that she had set a minimum level of $7.75 because it was thought to be “harmless” to the state’s busines[...]

Nov 16, 2012

Meet the freshmen: Senate GOP (part 1)

Meet the freshmen: Senate GOP (part 1): Despite the net loss of nine seats on Election Day, Senate Republicans will nevertheless enter the 2013 session with nine new members in the fold.

Nov 9, 2012

A night of surprises

Democrats had an outstanding night on Tuesday. They won back control of the Minnesota House and Senate, picked up a congressional seat, and defeated two contentious amendments that most political observers expected to prevail.

Sep 26, 2012

DFLer Doty could make red SD 9 competitive

On its face, the race for Minnesota’s Senate District 9 shouldn’t be competitive. The sprawling Senate district stretches across four socially conservative counties in central Minnesota that have voted overwhelmingly for Republicans in past races.

Aug 8, 2012

DFLers compete for safe seats in Twin Cities and on Iron Range

As the state’s late-summer primary date approaches next week, more DFL candidates find themselves in the midst of competitive intra-party contests than Republicans.

Feb 29, 2012

Dust begins to settle on redistricting matchups

At least three prospective Republican candidates for the Minnesota Senate crowded a gathering of activists in the newly drawn Senate District 39 over the weekend.

Feb 29, 2012

Former lawmakers look to return to the Capitol this fall

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.

Oct 22, 2010

In demographically split District 4, first-term Sen. Olson looks to hang on

In the 2002 election that followed Minnesota's last round of redistricting, the three seats that comprise Minnesota legislative District 4 - which includes the city of Bemidji, Cass County and parts of Itasca, Beltrami, Hubbard and Crow Wing counties - were swept by Republicans. Some believed the results were a harbinger of reliable GOP dominance in the area.

Apr 14, 2010

‘Draft Julianne Ortman for AG’ group launched on Facebook

A group backing the candidacy of state Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, for state attorney general was launched this morning on Facebook.

Aug 7, 2006

Competitive campaign unfolding in District 4

Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills announced that 16 Republican legislators have endorsed his 8th Congressional District candidacy,  continuing Mills’ seemingly inevitable march toward an election match-up with DFL U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Mills, the only declared GOP candidate in that race so far, was endorsed by a number of prominent Republicans who represent parts of ...

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