by Charley Shaw and Briana Bierschbach
Published: June 19, 2013
Tags: Al DeKruif, Al Franken, Jim Abeler, Jim Knoblach, John Pederson, Julianne Ortman, Julie Rosen, Matt Dean, Michele Bachmann, Mike Parry, Pat Shortridge, Rhonda Sivarajah, Tim Walz, Tom Emmer
When Republican members of the Legislature return to St. Paul next year and compare notes on what they did during the interim, a growing number will say they launched campaigns for Congress.
A couple of Republicans in recent days have jumped into 2014 Minnesota congressional races. New entrants got into the 1st and 6th Congressional District contests.
by Paul Demko
Published: June 12, 2013
Tags: Brian Johnson, Jason Lewis, Jim Knoblach, John Pederson, Judy Adams, Linda Runbeck, Marty Seifert, Matt Dean, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Peggy Scott, Phil Krinkie, Rhonda Sivarajah, Roger Chamberlain, Tom Emmer
Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah has joined the field of GOP contenders seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District. Sivarajah announced her plan to seek the seat at an event in Ham Lake on Wednesday morning.
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.
by Paul Demko
Published: May 31, 2013
Tags: Amy Koch, Jack Tomczak, Jim Knoblach, John Pederson, Linda Runbeck, Mark Kennedy, Mary Kiffmeyer, Matt Dean, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Peggy Scott, Pete Hegseth, Peter Waldron, Phil Krinkie, Rhonda Sivarajah, Tim O'Driscoll, Tim Sanders, Tom Emmer
In mid-May, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign bought roughly $80,000 worth of television advertising in the Twin Cities market. But just two weeks later, Bachmann stunned seemingly everyone by announcing on Wednesday that she would not be running for re-election.
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.
Bachmann's role at the forefront of the Tea Party movement made her a magnet for conservative Republican donors and Democratic activists, and both groups might be sad to see her go
In the affidavit, former Bachmann chief of staff Andy Parrish said the congresswoman was aware of the arrangement to pay Sorenson, who was running her Iowa presidential campaign, but she did not know the payments violated the state Senate ethics rules.
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.
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