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Peter Fischer

Feb 28, 2014

New bills: Legislative Water Commission redux?

Despite Gov. Mark Dayton’s much-touted vision of a government-streamlining “un-session,” some of his fellow DFLers are actively pursuing the opposite agenda in one notable instance: the push to revive that long-defunct state entity known as the Legislative Water Commission.

Feb 4, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton to announce running mate choice

The latest conventional wisdom points to chief of staff Tina Smith as the odds-on favorite.

Nov 23, 2012

Meet the freshmen: House DFL (part 2)

In with the new (and old) as Capitol Report continues to profile all 65 of the newly elected members of the Minnesota Legislature.

Nov 14, 2012

How the lege was won

Minnesota’s 2012 Democratic legislative campaigns started about two years ago. The exact date depends on who you ask.

Aug 25, 2012

Stacey Stout: A GOP star candidate tries to buck the odds

On paper the open seat in House District 43A should favor the DFL nominee. Partisan indexes suggest the district tilts in their favor by anywhere from 2 to 14 percentage points.

Aug 15, 2012

Primary turnout even lower than expected — with exceptions

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie predicted a low voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election, putting his estimate at around 15 percent participation from eligible voters. As it turns out, the state didn't even reach that number.

Aug 15, 2012

Fischer prevails in rancorous DFL primary in HD 43A

Peter Fischer faced a barrage of attack mailings from opponent Bob Hillin the DFL primary in House District 43A. But the DFL-endorsed candidate ultimately prevailed by an 8 percent margin on Tuesday.

Aug 10, 2012

McCollum calls out Hill for ‘unsubstantiated’ attacks in HD43A contest

Attorney Bob Hill has released a pair of misleading mailings in recent days attacking his opponent, DFL-endorsed candidate Peter Fischer, in the House District 43A contest.

Aug 8, 2012

DFLers compete for safe seats in Twin Cities and on Iron Range

As the state’s late-summer primary date approaches next week, more DFL candidates find themselves in the midst of competitive intra-party contests than Republicans.

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 20, 2012

Predicting 2012

n the four months since legislative maps were released, political strategists and journalists have been scrutinizing the new House and Senate districts to determine which ones favor Republicans or Democrats and where the key battlegrounds will be in 2012.

Mar 1, 2012

Crowded DFL field emerging in open 43A district

There will be at least four DFL challengers for an open seat in House District 43A. Peter Fischer, Michelle Yener, Patrick Moore and Bob Hill all intend to seek the suburban seat representing parts of White Bear Lake and Maplewood.

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