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Greta Bergstrom

Feb 7, 2014

State House candidates build war chests

With big piles of money and high stakes, candidates for governor, Congress and the U.S. Senate have so far absorbed most of the attention when it comes to fundraising. But they aren’t the only politicos who turned in fundraising disclosures in January after clamoring for donations in 2013.

Feb 4, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton to announce running mate choice

The latest conventional wisdom points to chief of staff Tina Smith as the odds-on favorite.

Dec 13, 2013

Bergstrom aim: ‘get out in front’

Greta Bergstrom’s campaign strategy to win the DFL endorsement for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Michael Paymar is simple, according to her campaign co-chair. “Get out in front and get people backing you right from the start,” St. Paul City Council member Amy Brendmoen said.

Dec 4, 2013

House staffer Matthew Bergeron joins 64B DFL field

Bergeron works as a committee administrator on the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Dec 2, 2013

TakeAction’s Greta Bergstrom launches bid for St. Paul House seat

Bergstrom said Sunday she will seek the DFL endorsement to run for House District 64B next fall, which covers the Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods of St. Paul. She joins three other candidates in the race, including former House staffer Melanie McMahon, St. Paul mayoral aide Matt Freeman and longtime activist Gloria Zaiger. Paymar recently announced he would not seek re-electi[...]

Dec 2, 2013

The Capitol Note: SCSU poll finds Dayton, Franken approval below 50 percent

Dayton's and Franken's relative unpopularity does not seem to have hurt their party.

Nov 26, 2013

DFLers flock to rare open seat in 64B

Minnesota House seats like one now represented by St. Paul DFL Rep. Michael Paymar don’t open up that often. Like many urban districts, it’s a safe haven for Democrats — and the sort of prize that is rarely put up for grabs. Paymar has represented House District 64B for 17 years, winning re-election with margins around 70 percent or higher in the last four cycles.

Jan 4, 2013

Politician of the Year: ‘Vote No’ campaigns defied the odds in constitutional referendums

On the night that House Republicans voted to place an amendment prohibiting gay marriage on the ballot in 2012, Sen. Scott Dibble stood outside the chamber and vowed that Minnesota would become the first state in the country to defeat such a proposal.

Aug 1, 2012

Amendment groups sit on cash, bide their time

Despite the continuing legal drama surrounding the two constitutional amendments headed for this fall’s ballot, the groups formed to support or defeat the amendments to outlaw gay marriage and mandate voter ID are in something of a holding pattern

Jul 31, 2012

Ballot question groups biding time with bank accounts

Despite the continuing legal drama surrounding the two constitutional amendments headed for this fall's ballot, the groups formed to support or defeat the amendments to outlaw gay marriage and mandate voter ID are in something of a holding pattern.

Dec 2, 2011

TakeAction endorses Mohamud Noor in SD 59 race

At a candidate screening Thursday evening, Noor won the endorsement with 62 percent of the vote on the second ballot from the liberal advocacy group.

Aug 27, 2010

TakeAction protests Pawlenty at the State Fair

Activists from TakeAction Minnesota stood outside of the WCCO Radio State Fair booth Friday during Gov. Tim Pawlenty's live radio broadcast, handing out "health insurance rate increases" on a stick in protest of the governor's recent refusal to sign off on federal money to review insurance rates.

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