by Mike Mullen
Published: December 4, 2013
Tags: Aaron Miller, Bill Ingebrigtsen, Dan McGrath, Dave Thompson, James Clark, Jim Hagedorn, Julie Rosen, Karin Housley, Katie Hatt, Mark Dayton, Matt Bergeron, Michael Brodkorb, Mike Benson, Minnesota Majority, Nancy Haas, Taxpayers League of Minnesota, Tim Walz
Political and ideological opponents did not waste their chance to grab some of the spotlight from Tuesday's groundbreaking.
Published: March 17, 2010
Tags: Alan DeKruif, Cy Thao, David Carlson, Debbie Johnson, Jack Baker, Jason White, Jeremiah Ellis, Jeremy Kalin, Jeremy Lindman, Jessica Webster, Jim Carlson, Jim Vickerman, Katie Hatt, Kevin Dahle, Kim Hummel, Lisa Fobbe, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Marion Greene, Marty Seifert, Michael Brodkorb, Michelle Benson, Mike Garber, Mike Kaess, Pat Pariseau, Patrick Munro, Rena Moran, Rob Lambert, Robert Barrett, Russell Goudge, Sheldon Anderson, Steve Dille, Steve Murphy, Taylor Gronau, Ted Daley, Tom Nordyke, Tony Schmitz, William Paulsen
If it’s possible to judge a legislator’s re-election vulnerability solely on the number of challengers that he or she attracts, then Lisa Fobbe, Jim Carlson and Kevin Dahle should probably watch their backs.
by Betsy Sundquist
Published: February 22, 2010
Tags: 2010 Minnesota Legislative Races, Bob Erickson, Bruce Hentges, Charles Miller, Cy Thao, Dan Severson, Dave Thompson, Dean Mahlstedt, Debbie Johnson, Debbie White, Don Arnosti, Gene Pelowski, Gregory Paquin, Jen Peterson, Jeremiah Ellis, Jessica Webster, Jim Vickerman, John Kriesel, John Pederson, Karla Bigham, Katie Hatt, Kim Hummel, Linda Higgins, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Marion Greene, Mark Ritchie, Marty Seifert, Mary Olson, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Mike Garber, Nathan Atkins, Pat Pariseau, Paul Gazelka, Paul Koering, Paul Thissen, Randal Wilson, Raymond Dehn, Rena Moran, Richard Cohen, Steve Dille, Tarryl Clark, Taylor Gronau, Taylor Stevenson, Theresa Stokes, Tim O'Driscoll, Tom Nordyke, Tony Schmitz
Eight Minnesota legislative incumbents -- five DFLers and three Republicans -- are facing challenges from members of their own parties this year, not counting six incumbents who have said that they aren't seeking re-election and have fellow party members lining up to succeed them.
Homegirl Margaret Anderson Kelliher was a Tuesday night no-show at a pair of precinct caucuses in her House district, but she was still Uptown's DFL darling. The caucuses took place on turf that both Kelliher and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak could claim as their own, with the House Speaker besting the Minneapolis mayor, 40 straw-poll votes to 30.
by Paul Demko
Published: December 11, 2009
Tags: Frank Crusing, Jim Vickerman, Katie Hatt, Kim Hummel, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Matthew Drevlow, Michael Jungbauer, Patti Fritz, Peter Perovich, Sandra Masin
Five more challengers have filed papers to take on incumbent state legislators. There are now 40 House challengers in 35 districts, with 31 Republicans and nine Democrats. On the senate side, 32 challengers have formed campaign committees, roughly two thirds of them Republicans.