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Michele Bachmann

Oct 24, 2012

Top races draw less outside ad cash than expected

One notable exception: Cravaack/Nolan CD 8 race

Oct 15, 2012

DCCC adds CD6 Democrat Jim Graves to targeted races list

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has upgraded Minnesota's 6th Congressional District race, adding Democratic candidate Jim Graves to its competitive "Red-to-Blue" list of targeted contests.

Oct 3, 2012

Bachmann, Graves release new ads in Sixth District campaign

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL challenger Jim Graves both released their second TV ads of the campaign.

Sep 12, 2012

PPP: Support, opposition even on gay marriage ban in new poll

Minnesotans are split down the middle on the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. The poll finds 48 percent support for the amendment and 47 percent opposition. A majority vote is required for passage, suggesting that amendment supporters may need to convince some of the 5 percent of likely voters who declared themselves "Not sure."

Sep 10, 2012

DFL poll shows Bachmann up by 5 percentage points

Michele Bachmann DFL challenger Jim Graves is touting an internal poll that shows him narrowly trailing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District.

Aug 15, 2012

Quist, Nolan primary victories set stage for Congressional elections

Allen Quist and Rick Nolan have both been out of elective office for more than two decades. On Tuesday, however, both veteran politicos won their respective congressional primaries, surviving contentious intra-party battles and earning the right to challenge incumbents for a trip to Washington, D.C.

Aug 3, 2012

Campaign roundup: Bachmann leads July fundraising among MN congressional candidates

Michele Bachmann, running for her fourth term representing Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional district, pulled in just more than $1 million in the month of July, easily surpassing her fellow Minnesota Congressmen and women in total fundraising hauls, as well as her Democratic opponent Jim Graves, who raised $64,000 in that period.

Jul 17, 2012

Bachmann leads 2012 money chase

Minnesota House and Senate candidates took in more than $6 million during the second quarter of 2012, according to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raked in the biggest haul at $1.9 million. That's more than six times the amount raised by DFL challenger Jim Graves in the Sixth Congressional District.

Jul 3, 2012

New carp studies fuel debate over closing Mississippi locks in Minneapolis

As the Dayton administration and environmental organizations push Congress to permit the emergency closure of the navigational locks on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, two new government studies have detailed the potential costs of action — and inaction.

Jun 27, 2012

It’s war: Nasty DFL primary fight colors HD 43A race

House District 43A is an odd creation. It meanders from the border of St. Paul to the northeast and contains at least part of five cities, including Maplewood, White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi.

Jun 7, 2012

Bachmann calls for federal audit of Minnesota’s Medicaid program

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wants the federal government to order a third-party, independent audit of Minnesota's Medicaid program. Bachmann called for the probe in a letter sent to the Centers on Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday.

Jun 6, 2012

Minnesota’s Medicaid program faces additional federal scrutiny

Minnesota's Medicaid program could once again be in the spotlight on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning.

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