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Jun 24, 2016

Capitol Retort: Bachmann, Silva, Heights, Lynx

Fresh perspectives on recent news events from Greg Davids, Annette Meeks, Javier Morillo and Robyne Robinson.

Mar 6, 2015

Politicians always disappoint purists

Congressman Tom Emmer has chosen to become a legislator, not an activist.

Jun 30, 2014

The Capitol Note: Kahn campaign alleges voter fraud from opponent Noor’s supporters

Veteran Rep. Phyllis Kahn's campaign alleged that fraudulent voting by supporters of her opponent, Mohamud Noor, was rampant on Friday, the day early voting began in Minnesota.

Jun 6, 2014

Bernstein: Will a Democrat run against Clinton?

The question is whether any politician wants to undergo the ordeal in exchange for publicity and vague hopes of nudging the party in a slightly different direction.

Jun 4, 2014

The Capitol Note: Former DFL leader Entenza announces state auditor bid

Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza made a last minute filing on Tuesday to run for state auditor against fellow DFLer Rebecca Otto.

Feb 13, 2014

The Capitol Note: MNsure budget questioned as enrollment lags

Editor’s note: Welcome back to Capitol Retort, our weekly review of issues in state and national news, with a rotating cast of local characters. Answers have been edited for length and clarity but not unity. Any instances of agreement are accidental. Question 1: Michele Bachmann has joined an advisory group to the Trump campaign. What ...

Feb 5, 2014

Seifert, Ortman win GOP straw poll for governor, U.S. Senate

Seifert, who joined the gubernatorial contest in late November, nabbed 28 percent of the precinct vote to lead all comers.

Nov 20, 2013

Phil Krinkie’s pitch: I’m the ‘results’ guy

In Minnesota political circles, Phil Krinkie is best known as one of the state’s most prominent fiscal conservatives. But his day job for more than 30 years was in the customer service business. Krinkie said he plans to bring that customer-service mindset to his campaign in the 6th Congressional District, referring repeatedly to himself as ready to be “hired” to represent the district’s co[...]

Nov 13, 2013

Pederson counts on St. Cloud ties in 6th District

John Pederson is depending on geography to give him an edge in the competitive Republican field to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Pederson hails from St. Cloud, and he says that gives him an edge.

Oct 18, 2013

U.S. Senate race looks to be a high-dollar affair

The modern Congress is often faulted for its inability to actually accomplish much. Even still, the members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are as good as ever in at least on area: Raising money toward their own re-election. In keeping with that trend, third-quarter Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reports find Minnesota’s delegation is pretty good at collecting checks, with at[...]

Oct 14, 2013

Emmer raised $150,000 in third quarter

Emmer raised less during the last three months than he did during his opening month of June, but is well ahead of Sen. John Pederson, R-St. Cloud.

Sep 30, 2013

Congressional candidate Tom Emmer appears in ad touting remodeling firm

**UPDATED** Former state Rep. Tom Emmer, who is seeking the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District, has filmed an advertisement for Integrity Exteriors and Remodelers. In the ad, Emmer touts his congressional candidacy and endorses the construction firm.

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