Michelle Manke's announcement focuses on government spending and financial topics, and makes no mention of social issues.
With concern rising that invasive Asian carp will make their way up the Mississippi River into some of Minnesota’s prime fishing waters, it appears increasingly likely that Congress will authorize the closure of a key navigational lock in Minneapolis, effectively ending the city’s days as a river port.
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.
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.
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.
by Briana Bierschbach and Mike Mullen
Published: August 3, 2012
Tags: Allen Quist, Anthony Hernandez, Betty McCollum, Brian Barnes, Chip Cravaack, Chris Fields, Collin Peterson, Erik Paulsen, Jeff Anderson, Jim Graves, John Kline, Keith Ellison, Lee Byberg, Michele Bachmann, Mike Obermueller, Mike Parry, Rick Nolan, Tarryl Clark, Tim Walz
Michele Bachmann, running for her fourth term representing Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional district, pulled in just more than $1 million in the month of July, easily surpassing her fellow Minnesota Congressmen and women in total fundraising hauls, as well as her Democratic opponent Jim Graves, who raised $64,000 in that period.
by Paul Demko
Published: July 17, 2012
Tags: Al Franken, Allen Quist, Amy Klobuchar, Anthony Hernandez, Betty McCollum, Brian Barnes, Chip Cravaack, Chris Fields, Collin Peterson, Erik Paulsen, Jeff Anderson, Jim Graves, John Kline, Keith Ellison, Kurt Bills, Lee Byberg, Michele Bachmann, Mike Obermueller, Mike Parry, Rick Nolan, Tarryl Clark, Tim Walz
Minnesota House and Senate candidates took in more than $6 million during the second quarter of 2012, according to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raked in the biggest haul at $1.9 million. That's more than six times the amount raised by DFL challenger Jim Graves in the Sixth Congressional District.
by Mike Mosedale
Published: July 3, 2012
Tags: Amy Klobuchar, Asian Carp Task Force, Betty McCollum, carp, CARP Act, Chip Cravaack, Collin Peterson, Department of Natural Resources, Friends of the Mississippi, Greg Genz, Irene Jones, John Anfinson, John Kline, Keith Ellison, Metropolitan Council, Michele Bachmann, St. Anthony Falls, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Upper Mississippi Waterway Association
As the Dayton administration and environmental organizations push Congress to permit the emergency closure of the navigational locks on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, two new government studies have detailed the potential costs of action — and inaction.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: June 6, 2012
Tags: Betty McCollum, CD 2, Chip Cravaack, Dan Hofrenning, Dan Powers, Darin Broton, Doug Wardlow, John Kline, Lynn Wardlow, Mark Westpfahl, Mike Obermueller, Mike Osskopp, Shelley Madore, Tim Pawlenty
Flanked by a half dozen supporters at the State Office Building, former Eagan state Rep. Mike Obermueller made his campaign against Congressman John Kline official this week. “John Kline hasn’t changed Washington nearly as much as Washington has changed John Kline,” Obermueller told supporters on Monday.
by Jake Grovum
Published: April 27, 2012
Tags: Betty McCollum, Chuck Grassley, Cindy Mann, David Feinwachs, Elijah Cummings, HMOs, Keith Ellison, Lucinda Jesson, Mark Dayton, Medicaid, Michele Bachmann, Trey Gowdy
Minnesota offers a “stunning example” of failed oversight in its Medicaid program and could owe the federal government “hundreds of millions of dollars” for overpayments to managed care plans in past years, members of a congressional panel investigating Medicaid fraud said on Wednesday.