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Julie Bunn

Oct 18, 2012

MN Campaign Finance Board dismisses GOP complaint against Julie Bunn, investigates four others

Julie Bunn was one of five DFL candidates who, along with the state DFL Party and the DFL Senate Caucus, were accused of colluding on independent expenditures made by the party. Bunn said she received the board's decision in a letter dated Oct. 16.

Oct 11, 2012

GOP files independent expenditures complaints against DFL, candidates

The Republican Party of Minnesota alleges that the DFL party and its candidates are guilty of colluding on independent expenditures.

Oct 10, 2012

Housley tries for GOP hold in SD 39

Karin Housley’s route into Minnesota politics has been anything but typical. In 2010, the real estate agent and wife of NHL hall of famer Phil Housley ran a close race against incumbent DFL Sen. Katie Sieben in Senate District 57, losing by only 606 votes.

Sep 12, 2012

Lillie/Kent matchup targeted by both parties

It’s not hard to see why campaign operatives from both political parties have had Minnesota’s newly drawn Senate District 53 on their radar since day one.

Aug 31, 2012

Lohmer, DeGree compete in bellwether district

The last three election cycles have proven the voters of House District 39B to be independent-minded and evenly divided. While consecutive “wave” elections have rolled in both directions, the district has been the site of a series of nail-biters.

Aug 8, 2012

West-suburban tussles take center stage in GOP primaries

Three sitting GOP legislators from the western Twin Cities suburbs face tough primary contests next week.

Jul 11, 2012

If at first you don’t succeed

Near-miss 2010 GOP challenger Karin Housley mounts primary bid for retiree Vandeveer’s seat

Jun 6, 2012

Flurry of retirements sets off scramble for House, Senate seats

It’s not uncommon for a legislator or two to announce their retirements after the end of session. But 2012 has seen more last-minute departures than many political pros can ever recall.

Apr 19, 2012

Former Rep. Bunn to run for Senate

Bunn, who lost her re-election bid in the suburban House District 56A last fall by 5 percentage points, is plotting a run in Senate District 39.

Jun 3, 2011

Several DFL legislators defeated in 2010 are getting back in the saddle

For former DFL Sen. Jim Carlson, it was a matter of a little reflection and time to “lick my wounds” before he knew he was ready to run again for the state Senate. Carlson, who served one term in the chamber, was ousted last fall by Republican newcomer Ted Daley as part of a massive GOP wave that saw the party take control of both the House and Senate for the first time in nearly four decades.

Sep 29, 2010

Both parties stress pro-business credibility in eastern metro swing district

Prior to the 2006 elections, the people of Senate District 56, which covers much of Woodbury and north-central Washington County, had an entirely Republican delegation in St. Paul. But when the votes were counted that year, the district's Republicans - two representatives and one senator -had all been swept out of office, victims of a pro-DFL swing that averaged 11 points in each of the area's thr[...]

Sep 24, 2010

Independent spending on lege races heats up

While the governor's race may be the marquee feature in this year's campaign season, the large number of swing districts in play at the Minnesota Legislature are the object of lower-profile but no less intense campaign spending machinations by a number of groups.

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