by Paul Demko
Published: July 25, 2012
Tags: American Action Network, Ben Goldfarb, Carly Melin, Chip Cravaack, Harlan Tardy, Jeff Anderson, Jim Oberstar, Joe Fox, Mike Misterek, Norm Coleman, Rick Nolan, Tarryl Clark, Tom Rukavina
Anything could happen in the DFL primary in the 8th Congressional District. Three challengers — Jeff Anderson, Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan — are running credible campaigns, and turnout is expected to be extremely low for the mid-August primary.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: May 30, 2012
Tags: Aaron Brown, Anne Marcotte, Ben Golnik, Bobby Joe Champion, Bruce Ahlgren, Bruce Schwichtenberg, Carly Melin, Cindy Pugh, Connie Doepke, Dave Meyer, David Osmek, Foung Hawj, Gary Kubly, Gen Olson, Greg Clausen, ian alexander, Jason Metsa, Jerry Hertaus, Jessica Rohloff, Joe Arwood, Joe Gimse, Joe Mullery, John Harrington, John Schultz, Josh Ondich, Julianne Ortman, Kathy Busch, Keith Nelson, Ken Lawrence, Larry Rice, Lavern Pederson, Linda Higgins, Lorrie Janatopoulos, Lyle Koenen, marcus harcus, Mary Sawatzky, Mike Germain, Mike Sundin, nathan johnson, Pam Langseth, Randy Gilbert, Raymond Dehn, Steve Smith, Taylor Stevenson, Terra Cole, Tim Faust, Tom Dimond, Tom Rukavina, Tom Saxhaug, Tyler Abens
A handful of August primary elections are heating up across the state thanks to the new redistricting map, an uptick in legislative retirements and widespread dissatisfaction with the job lawmakers are doing in St. Paul.
by Paul Demko
Published: April 13, 2012
Tags: Carly Melin, Don Ness, Ed Reynoso, Gary Cerkvenik, Jeff Anderson, Jim Oberstar, Joe Moren, John Persell, John Ward, Karry Gauthier, Michele Bachmann, Rick Nolan, Roger Reinert, Sam Ricker, Tarryl Clark, Tom Anzelc, Wy Spano
Next month DFL activists will gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate in the 8th Congressional District. The outcome is in little doubt: Former Congressman Rick Nolan is widely expected to walk away with party backing.
by Paul Demko and Briana Bierschbach
Published: February 22, 2012
Tags: Alice Hausman, Andy Parrish, Barb Goodwin, Branden Petersen, Carly Melin, Carolyn McElfatrick, Connie Bernardy, Gary Kubly, Gen Olson, Glenn Gruenhagen, Gregg Peppin, John Marty, John Persell, Kathy Saltzman, Ken Kelash, Larry Howes, Mark Murdock, Mary Jo Maguire, Michele Bachmann, Mindy Greiling, Pam Wolf, Paul Torkelson, Peggy Scott, Ray Vandeveer, redistricting, Ron Shimanski, Scott Dibble, Steve Smith, Ted Lillie, Tom Anzelc, Tom Rukavina, Tony Cornish
The most anticipated political event of the year at the Capitol — the unveiling of court-drawn state legislative and congressional districts that will be used for the next decade — arrived at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: January 25, 2012
Tags: 2012 legislative session, Carly Melin, Carolyn McElfatrick, David Dill, Greg Davids, Julianne Ortman, Kathy Lohmer, Keith Downey, Kory Kath, Mary Franson, Paul Gazelka, Peggy Scott, Roger Chamberlain, Scott Newman, Sean Nienow, Ted Lillie, Tom Bakk, Tony Cornish, zero-based budgeting
Minnesota lawmakers want to get in and out of the Capitol as quickly as possible this year, a fact that’s evident in skimming through the first bills of the 2012 session.
Legislative leaders have promised a quick legislative session, potentially finishing up business before Easter. But that hasn’t dissuaded legislators from filing more than 140 bills ahead of the 2012 legislative session, which commences next week.
by Charley Shaw
Published: September 21, 2011
Tags: 2012 congressional elections, 8th Congressional District, Aaron Brown, Carly Melin, Chip Cravaack, DFL Party, Don Bye, George Latimer, George Perpich, Jeff Anderson, Rick Nolan, Roger Reinert, Tarryl Clark
Over the years, DFL campaigns for high-profile offices have had a tendency to blow past party endorsing conventions and end in contested primaries.
A pair of DFL state legislators from northeastern Minnesota, Rep. Carly Melin and Sen. Roger Reinert are supporting Duluth City Councilor Jeff Anderson's bid for Congress. Anderson is running in a contested field to win the nomination to defeat GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack in 2012.
“I have thought about and I’ve been asked and I guess I’m just keeping an open mind, at this point," Melin told the Star Tribune.
It’s hard to get too upset at a friendly gathering like the Minnesota State Fair.
While the great Minnesota get together usually sees more political traffic in election years, there was no shortage of GOP and DFL lawmakers on hand at the first day of the fair on Thursday.
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