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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Nov 5, 2012

DFL leaders, candidates rally in Eden Prairie on election eve

On the last leg of a nearly week long bus tour of the state, DFL party leaders gathered in Eden Prairie Monday afternoon to encourage suburban voters to get out and vote DFL from the top of the ticket on down.

Jul 23, 2012

KSTP survey shows momentum for Romney, cash-strapped conservatives

After weeks of underwhelming financial numbers for Minnesota conservatives, this week starts with a much more encouraging set of digits. A new poll from Survey USA and KSTP finds an upswing in support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the state, and 52 percent of respondents planning to vote in favor of the ballot question to ban gay marriage.

Apr 18, 2012

Bills rolls out House GOP support at Capitol

Rep. Kurt Bills touted 34 House GOP supporters early Wednesday. The campaign of His Republican opponent, Pete Hegseth, said the "bigger story" was that half the caucus hadn't endorsed Bills.

Feb 27, 2012

Arwood, Hernandez drop bids to challenge Klobuchar

The announcements, both made Monday, come less than a week after Republican war veteran Pete Hegseth said he was entering the race.

Jan 24, 2012

Poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty popularity slips in state; Klobuchar “close to unbeatable”

Klobuchar's approval rating is at 61 percent, with just 28 percent disapproving. According to the pollster, only five sitting senators are more popular right now.

Jan 9, 2012

House DFL shakes up staff heading into 2012 session, election

Zach Rodvold, House DFL Director of Legislative and Caucus Services, will now be the campaign director for the caucus. Redistricting analyst Jaime Tincher will takover Rodvold's job in mid January.

Nov 14, 2011

Civil liberties groups target Klobuchar over ‘Internet censorship’ bill

Demand Progress and Fight for the Future are attacking Sen. Amy Klobuchar for legislation that would make streaming unlicensed content online a felony.

Jul 28, 2011

Dave Thompson calls off U.S. Senate ambitions

Freshman state Sen. Dave Thompson has made it official that he won't challenge Minnesota's senior U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012.

Jun 1, 2011

New DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin tries to pull party out of financial hole

Ken Martin describes his reaction as “shocked” when he began going through the DFL Party’s finances after becoming state chairman in February. The most unnerving discovery: The party was roughly $700,000 in debt.

May 4, 2011

GOP pushes budgetary constitutional amendments

With the once-frenzied budget process mired in conference committee doldrums, Republican-sponsored constitutional amendments that would clamp down on taxes and spending are filling the fiscal policy void.

Jan 5, 2011

Where do new legislators come from? Often it’s the ranks of legislative staff

Rep. Sarah Anderson had been a staffer in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 10 years by 2006. That's when her predecessor in House District 43A, former Rep. Jeff Johnson, decided he'd leave the Legislature to make a run for the attorney general's office.

Dec 23, 2010

Dayton taps veterans Dave Frederickson and Ken Peterson for top posts

With his inauguration less than two weeks away, Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has announced two more state agency commissioners, and they are both familiar figures at the Capitol. Dave Frederickson will head the Department of Agriculture, and Ken Peterson has gotten the nod to lead the Department of Labor and Industry.

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