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Tom Emmer

Aug 21, 2015

Two former legislators take on national politics

Catching up with former legislators David FitzSimmons and Terry Morrow.

Apr 17, 2015

Contentious trade bill splits state’s lawmakers

The so-called “fast-track” legislation touched off a firestorm in Washington, largely dividing Minnesota’s congressional delegation down party lines.

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.

May 28, 2014

The Capitol Note: “Unsession” slashes 1,175 obsolete laws

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that will seek to track former political figures well-known to Capitol Report readers, catching up with what these politicos done since leaving office, or their formerly prominent roles, and what they might plan to do next.   David FitzSimmons former GOP representative, House District ...

Apr 18, 2014

Strom: Money is bad! Money is good!

To hear the left tell it, they are the plucky little Davids against a growing tide of conservative corporate cash threatening to drown politics in oligarchic money.

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.

Jan 20, 2014

The Capitol Note: GOP gubernatorial hopefuls play nice during debate

Marty Seifert said activists are judging candidates on their electability in a statewide race.

Jan 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Nobles to investigate MNsure contracts

Dayton said he supports Nobles' instincts to examine the contracts, and called an audit "highly appropriate."

Jan 6, 2014

The Capitol Note: MNsure enrollment topped 68,000 before deadline

Gov. Mark Dayton sent a harsh letter to IBM in December, which faulted the tech company for failures with MNsure's website.

Dec 31, 2013

The Capitol Note: More than 53,000 to receive MNsure coverage

Leitz detailed efforts aimed at addressing website glitches, with a team of experts from IBM working on-site over the last two weeks.

Dec 16, 2013

The Capitol Note: Online voter registration gets day in court

Attorney Erick Kaardal said the misuse of taxpayer funds amounted to an ongoing "injury" to his clients.

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