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.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: April 25, 2012
Tags: Betty McCollum, CD 2, David Bly, Jeanne Thomas, Jim Carlson, John Kline, Kathleen Gaylord, Mike Obermueller, Patrick Ganey, Phil Sterner, Rick Hansen
It wasn’t until the redistricting maps were released that DFLers became noticeably interested in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.
A pair of congressional subcommittees convened Wednesday morning's hearing on Capitol Hill to investigate state handling of Medicaid dollars. While Minnesota was not the specific focus, its handling of managed care contracts with HMOs and in particular the $30 million returned from UCare last year received intense scrutiny.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: February 24, 2012
Tags: Betty McCollum, Carolyn McElfatrick, Gregg Peppin, John Carlson, Kelby Woodard, King Banaian, Mark Dayton, Michele Bachmann, Mike Kennedy, redistricting, Tom Anzelc, Tom Emmer, Tom Saxhaug
In the first hours and days after the state’s new redistricting maps landed at the Capitol Tuesday, the collective sense of relief among Minnesota Democrats was unmistakable.
by Charley Shaw
Published: February 22, 2012
Tags: Allen Quist, Ben Golnik, Betty McCollum, Chip Cravaack, Darin Broton, Erik Paulsen, John Kline, Lee Byberg, Michele Bachmann, Mike Parry, Randy Demmer, redistricting, Tim Walz
Minnesota’s reapportioned congressional map yielded one well-publicized surprise by placing the home of Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of the 6th Congressional District into the 4th District, which is represented by DFL U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.