3rd Republican Joins Hunt For Minnesota Congressional SeatA former Republican legislator is running for a Minnesota congressional seat long held by her party that is deemed competitive amid the incumbent's retirement. Pam Myhra announced her 2nd Congressional District campaign on Wednesday, making her the third GOP entrant.
Dem Rep. Atkins Skips Run For Minnesota Congressional SeatVeteran Minnesota state Rep. Joe Atkins is passing on a run for Congress.The seven-term Democrat said Thursday he wouldn't seek the suburban seat being vacated by Republican Rep. John Kline. Atkins says he's looking at running for a different office in the future, but declined to say which.
McFadden Opts Against Run For Kline's Seat In CongressFormer U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he won't run for Congress. McFadden was one of several Republican contenders weighing a bid to replace Rep. John Kline, who announced his plans to retire this month.
State Senator Seen As Congressional Contender Bypasses RaceState Sen. Dave Thompson has ruled out a run for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, taking a candidate viewed as a GOP contender out of the mix. Thompson announced Friday that he won't seek to succeed Republican Rep. John Kline in the competitive district south of the Twin Cities.
Mary Pawlenty Weighs Minnesota Congressional BidEx-judge and former Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty is weighing a run for Congress in a district that won't have an incumbent on the 2016 ballot.
Bill Maher Visits MN To 'Flip A District' Against KlineEven comedian Bill Maher acknowledges his decision to try to oust Minnesota Rep. John Kline is a long shot. Maher picked the six-term Republican for his "Flip A District" contest live on his "Real Time with Bill Maher" show last month. He's set to travel to Northfield Tuesday evening for two events to put pressure on Kline.
Bill Maher's 'Flip A District' Targets Rep. John KlineBill Maher, host of the HBO series "Real Time with Bill Maher," announced that Rep. John Kline (R-MN) of Minnesota's 2nd congressional district is who he plans to target for his "Flip a District" campaign.
CaringBridge Founder Announces Minn. Run For CongressThe founder of the CaringBridge Web site says she's running for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.
Obermueller Trails Kline In Cash In 2nd DistrictDemocrat Mike Obermueller has less to spend than Republican Rep. John Kline heading into the final stretch of their campaign in Minnesota's 2nd District. Obermueller's campaign reported Monday that he had $370,000 in the bank at the start of October.
Kline Has $1.3M For Re-election In Redrawn 2nd Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline has $1.3 million in the bank as he seeks re-election in a newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District with a less conservative tilt.