by Mike Mullen
Published: December 6, 2013
Tags: Barney Frank, Chris Stolarzyk, Dave Pinto, David Gerson, George Latimer, Greg Davids, Jerry Newton, Jim Graves, Jim Schowalter, John Kline, Mark Dayton, Michael Paymar, Rick Nolan
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowaler said the Legislature and the administration should use a projected surplus to build up the state's reserve accounts.
John Pederson is depending on geography to give him an edge in the competitive Republican field to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Pederson hails from St. Cloud, and he says that gives him an edge.
Though focused on his federal campaign, Abeler said he was "not disinterested" in coming back to the Capitol, where he serves as Republican lead on the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee.
by Mike Mullen
Published: June 25, 2013
Tags: Alida Messinger, Barack Obama, Chris Wurtele, Frederic Corrigan, Garrison Keillor, Grace Evenstad, Jim Graves, Ken Evenstad, Michael Snow, Michele Bachmann
Michael Snow, a Minneapolis attorney and investor, gave $1.16 million to federal political candidates and causes last year.
Less than a week after U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election, the field for the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District is beginning to emerge.
It's been just six weeks since Graves, who lost to Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann by just 1 percent last year, had announced his intention to earn a rematch with Bachmann in 2014
by Paul Demko
Published: May 29, 2013
Tags: Amy Koch, Dave Kleis, Gregg Peppin, Jeniffer DeJournett, Jim Graves, Mary Kiffmeyer, Matt Dean, Michael Brodkorb, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Michelle Fischbach, Peggy Scott, Pete Hegseth, Phil Krinkie, Rhonda Sivarajah, Tim Sanders, Tom Emmer, Voices of Conservative Women
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's surprise decision to not seek re-election has produced a frenzy of speculation about who might seek the GOP nomination in Minnesota's most conservative congressional district. At least a dozens names have been floated as possible successors to the four-term incumbent.
Graves, who last week announced his intent to win a rematch against Bachmann, again finds himself at a significant disadvantage. But the report also marks something of a downturn in fundraising prowess for Bachmann.
Graves’ campaign manager, Aaron Wells, confirmed his plans to the St. Cloud Times Thursday morning. Graves, a hotel executive from St. Cloud, nearly beat Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann last fall for the seat , which covers the northern Twin Cities suburbs and St. Cloud. Graves lost by less than 5,000 votes on Nov. 6, the closest any Democrat has come to toppling Bachmann.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has upgraded Minnesota's 6th Congressional District race, adding Democratic candidate Jim Graves to its competitive "Red-to-Blue" list of targeted contests.
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