One Republican challenger is in, another is out in the 1st Congressional District.
House and Senate panels will focus on voting rules and election finance among other things.
Four years after she was shot in the head and went on to inspire millions with her recovery, Gabby Giffords continues to push for tighter gun-control laws, but few candidates are willing to rally to her cause.
Anti-tax and pro-gun organizations are most active among the groups staking their position on contested races.
Missing from our debates over who should have access to guns and over how much government should tax and spend are answers to the fundamental question: What is our government for?
After debating a bill to expand background checks to gun shows, private sales and online sales for nearly two hours Wednesday morning, the House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee reconvened in the evening only for a moment to lay over the bill instead of taking a vote, leaving the fate of background checks hanging in limbo.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack's bid for a second term. The NRA had previously in 2010 endorsed veteran Democratic Congressman Jim Oberstar, who Cravaack beat in an upset.
As organizers start to contemplate the fundraising push for next year’s gay marriage constitutional amendment proposal, insiders will be tuned in on Thursday to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure (CFPD) Board’s meeting as the board weighs a potentially critical rules clarification on political contributions to ballot questions.
The issue of gun rights has blazed a path onto the policy agenda at the state Capitol. The subject invariably puts legislators at odds with either law enforcement or the National Rifle Association, depending on their vote.
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