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Erik Paulsen

Jul 29, 2016

Paulsen stresses benefits of international trade

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen doesn’t want negative sentiment on trade to fill what he calls a “vacuum” surrounding two international trade deals waiting for congressional and diplomatic action. Nor does he want negative talk to hamper Minnesota businesses from pursuing more overseas commerce. Paulsen, an Eden Prairie Republican running for re-election in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional ...

Jul 2, 2014

The Capitol Note: At least $32 million in Minnesota flooding damage, likely more

Early estimates put public property damage in Minnesota from flooding at $32 million, and that's without all of the damaged counties reporting.

Apr 10, 2014

Dorholt and Knoblach prepare to face off in St. Cloud

The last remaining DFL-controlled legislative seat in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District might be up for grabs this fall, as a well-known former legislator from the Pawlenty era returns to challenge a freshman representative to represent St. Cloud.

Apr 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers set to announce a deal on minimum wage hike

Lawmakers are expected to announce a deal on Monday raising Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour with inflationary increases thereafter. Negotiations between the Senate -- which has been dragging its feet on the issue -- and the House, have been a major political division this session between the Democrats who control the Legislature.

Nov 27, 2013

Chamber’s Blazar pushes immigration reform

The cause of immigration reform has led Bill Blazar a bit outside his organization’s usual comfort zone. The second-in-command at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has been with the organization for two decades, but his position advocating in favor of comprehensive immigration reform in Washington, D.C. represents the first time he’s undertaken a major role on a federal issue.

Nov 8, 2013

News links: Poll floats possible DFL opponent for Paulsen

Paulsen has recently endured pressure over his moderate stance on the shutdown, though that pressure came from right-leaning Republicans.

Oct 15, 2013

Kline, Paulsen submit quarterly fundraising numbers

Both districts are viewed as competitive by national Democratic strategists, who targeted Kline and Paulsen in a government shutdown-related online advertising campaign.

Oct 4, 2013

Federal shutdown brings heat on Paulsen

Tea Party activists are reacting with alarm to Rep. Erik Paulsen’s comments suggesting that he would be willing to break with GOP House leadership in order to end the federal government shutdown.

Oct 3, 2013

Conservative activists occupy Paulsen’s office over shutdown remarks

A dozen conservative activists, including state Rep. Cindy Pugh, showed up at U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's Eden Prairie office Thursday morning in an effort to speak with the third-term GOP congressman about Obamacare and the federal government shutdown.

Sep 17, 2013

DCCC targets two MN Republicans on Obamacare shutdown threat

Congressional Democrats are targeting two Minnesota incumbent Republicans as part of a nationwide campaign seizing on the recent rumblings about forcing a government shutdown as a gambit to stop the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Aug 13, 2013

Advocates of immigration overhaul target Kline, Paulsen

On Thursday afternoon cake will be delivered to the offices of U.S. Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen. The occasion? One year ago, undocumented individuals who came to the United States as kids could apply to avoid the possibility of deportation.

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.

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