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Tea Party looks to 2014 revival

Following the 2012 elections, it was unclear how much momentum was left in the Tea Party movement, both nationally and in Minnesota. Political analysts blamed the conservative faction for several embarrassing Republican losses in high-profile campaigns, while overall public opinion seemed to have soured on the concept.

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Abeler faces hard road to Senate nomination

In theory at least, state Rep. Jim Abeler should be a formidable candidate for the GOP nomination in the 2014 U.S. Senate contest. The Anoka Republican brings 15 years of legislative experience at the Capitol and a deep understanding of health care issues.

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McFadden takes to the Senate stump

When Mike McFadden announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate at the end of May, most politicos had never heard his name. The executive at a Minneapolis financial firm was making his first run for public office, and he wanted to get his name out early so he could begin raising funds to run against DFL Sen. Al Franken.

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Jim Abeler throws his hat into 2014 U.S. Senate race

State Rep. Jim Abeler announced on Tuesday morning he’s launched an exploratory committee for a 2014 U.S. Senate bid. The expert on health care issues who is in his eighth House term as a Republican from Anoka said he wants to "unlock the stifling stranglehold the federal government holds on Minnesota, and recapture the flexibility we need to run our own state.”

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