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Oct 30, 2013

NRCC launches Obamacare strike at Walz, Peterson, Nolan

A national Republican group is hammering DFLers in three greater Minnesota congressional districts over the technical failures that have beset the rollout of the federal health insurance exchange.

Oct 29, 2013

Franken joins Senate Democrats in supporting food stamps

Funding for food stamps has been a crucial sticking point in the debate over the farm bill.

Oct 11, 2013

Peterson challengers watch and wait

True story: Collin Peterson used to have a tough time getting elected to Congress. It took Peterson four tries before he finally defeated Republican incumbent Arlan Stangeland in 1990. Then Peterson faced back-to-back challenges from Republican Bernie Omann. In 1992 and 1994, Peterson held his seat, defeating Omann by a combined tally of fewer than 9,000 votes.

Oct 4, 2013

Federal shutdown brings heat on Paulsen

Tea Party activists are reacting with alarm to Rep. Erik Paulsen’s comments suggesting that he would be willing to break with GOP House leadership in order to end the federal government shutdown.

Sep 20, 2013

Republicans look to Rochester for Walz-beater

After taking a pounding from Congressman Tim Walz in the 2012 general election, Republicans in the 1st Congressional District appear to be dusting themselves off and getting serious about preventing the Mankato Democrat from winning a fifth term.

Aug 6, 2013

Aaron Miller in, Al DeKruif out in CD 1 race

Aaron Miller announced on Tuesday that he plans to seek the GOP nomination in the 1st Congressional District. The U.S. Army veteran is the second announced Republican challenger to DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.

Jul 17, 2013

Emmer’s out of the gate with big haul

Tom Emmer has established himself as the clear front-runner to replace U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District by raising far more money than his opponents for the GOP nomination.

Jul 16, 2013

Rick Nolan raises $135,000 in 2Q; Erik Paulsen leads incumbents in cash on hand

Rick Nolan raised $135,000 in the second quarter of 2013 and ended June with less than $200,000 in the bank. The first-term DFL incumbent is expected to face a vigorous challenge in the 8th Congressional District.

Jul 10, 2013

Carlbom to join national marriage battle

Richard Carlbom, chief strategist in Minnesota the gay marriage push, will head a state-by-state campaign.

Jul 5, 2013

Where are they now? Class of ’10 edition

Catching up with four former GOP legislators.

Jun 25, 2013

Sartell Mayor Joe Perske considering 6 CD bid

Sartell Mayor Joe Perske hasn't decided if he will seek the DFL nomination in the 6th Congressional District. But he certainly sounds like a candidate for the post.

Jun 19, 2013

Many GOP legislators are mulling congressional campaigns in 2014

When Republican members of the Legislature return to St. Paul next year and compare notes on what they did during the interim, a growing number will say they launched campaigns for Congress.

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