The cause of immigration reform has led Bill Blazar a bit outside his organization’s usual comfort zone. The second-in-command at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has been with the organization for two decades, but his position advocating in favor of comprehensive immigration reform in Washington, D.C. represents the first time he’s undertaken a major role on a federal issue.Read More »
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Paulsen has recently endured pressure over his moderate stance on the shutdown, though that pressure came from right-leaning Republicans.
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Tea Party activists are reacting with alarm to Rep. Erik Paulsen’s comments suggesting that he would be willing to break with GOP House leadership in order to end the federal government shutdown.
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A dozen conservative activists, including state Rep. Cindy Pugh, showed up at U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's Eden Prairie office Thursday morning in an effort to speak with the third-term GOP congressman about Obamacare and the federal government shutdown.Read More »
Congressional Democrats are targeting two Minnesota incumbent Republicans as part of a nationwide campaign seizing on the recent rumblings about forcing a government shutdown as a gambit to stop the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.Read More »
On Thursday afternoon cake will be delivered to the offices of U.S. Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen. The occasion? One year ago, undocumented individuals who came to the United States as kids could apply to avoid the possibility of deportation.
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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.Read More »
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.Read More »
For better or worse, Michael Brodkorb was back on the campaign trail last week. This time, however, the former GOP attack dog, deputy Republican Party chair and Senate communications guru who helped mastermind the 2010 GOP takeover of the chamber has materialized in a glossy pink and blue mailer that’s being used to attack Republicans.
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