by Briana Bierschbach
Published: May 25, 2011
Tags: Bill Walsh, Bradlee Dean, Dan Severson, Denise Dittrich, Denny McNamara, Gregg Peppin, Jenifer Loon, John Kriesel, King Banaian, Kurt Bills, Kurt Zeller, Kurt Zellers, Lyle Koenen, Mary Liz Holberg, Michele Bachmann, Rich Murray, Rod Hamilton, Steve Smith, Tim Kelly
Around 4 o’clock last Saturday afternoon, the central drama of Session 2011’s closing days finally reared its head on the House floor. Shortly before the chamber recessed for dinner, GOP Rep. Mary Liz Holberg stood to announce the addition of a controversial constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage to the calendar for that evening’s proceedings.
Former state Rep. Dan Severson is the first Republican candidate to announce that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012. Severson served three terms in the state House prior to an unsuccessful bid for Secretary of State last year.
State Sen. Dave Thompson is considering a run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012, Politico reports. The Lakeville Republicans is a former radio talk show host and the only freshman senator to land a leadership post in the GOP caucus.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: April 1, 2011
Tags: Bob Gunther, Bob Vanasek, Dan Severson, Denny McNamara, Greg Davids, Gregg Peppin, Jenifer Loon, Joe Hoppe, Kurt Daudt, Kurt Zeller, Mark Buesgens, Mark Dayton, Marty Seifert, Mary Liz Holberg, Matt Dean, Paul Torkelson, Rod Hamilton, Steve Sviggum, Tim Kelly, Tim Pawlenty, Tom Emmer, tom Hackbarth, Tom Hanson
Former Republican Rep. Dave Bishop remembers sitting in the office of then-House Speaker Steve Sviggum, trying to calm him down. Sviggum was fuming, as Bishop recalls, because he had just been voted down on an issue by the executive board, a small group of GOP representatives that serve as caucus advisers to the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Published: November 24, 2010
Tags: Barack Obama, Betty McCollum, Branden Petersen, Dan Severson, Diane Anderson, Duane Quam, Gail Kulick Jackson, Glenn Gruenhagen, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Jerry Newton, Jim Oberstar, Kathy Lohmer, Linda Runbeck, Mick McGuire, Paul Gardner, Randy Demmer, Rod Grams, Sandra Masin, Sondra Erickson, Steve Perry, Tim O'Driscoll, Tim Walz
Ranging in age from 24 to 65, new class presents a varied face
A federal judge on Monday denied a request by conservative groups to wear buttons that say "Please I.D. Me" at polling places Tuesday.
Two of Minnesota's three Democratic constitutional officers are getting on the air as they prepare for Republican challenges in the general election.
In state Rep. Dan Severson's run for Secretary of State, he has picked up a lot of standard Republican endorsements: the Republican Party of Minnesota, Twin City Republicans and Minnesotan Citizens Concerned for Life. He also recently grabbed the backing of 30-year DFL Capitol veteran Steve Wenzel.
by Paul Demko
Published: September 13, 2010
Tags: Amy Koch, Bruce Anderson, Dan Severson, David Hann, Ellen Anderson, Jim Abeler, Kory Kath, Mark Buesgens, Mary Liz Holberg, Mee Moua, Mike Parry, Minnesota Majority, Pat Pariseau, Paul Kohls, Richard Cohen, Ron Latz, Ron Shimanski, Scott Dibble, Steve Drazkowski, Steve Murphy, Tom Emmer, tom Hackbarth, Tom Saxhaug, Warren Limmer
Fourteen Republican state legislators, including gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer, received perfect ratings from Minnesota Majority for their voting records during the 2010 legislative session. Conversely, seven state senators, all Democrats, received zero ratings from the conservative advocacy group.
While Dan “Doc” Severson was on the primary ballot last week for the Minnesota secretary of state race, it will not make it on the ticket in November.
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