Long before the 2012 Iowa caucuses, Tim Pawlenty was already out of the race for president. Yet his short-lived campaign lives on, casting a shadow over the Republicans now wooing voters in the state that kicks off the White House contest.
The front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination will be in Minneapolis later this month. Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a fundraiser on June 22nd at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger. She’s married to Andy Luger, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker spent Thursday in his neighboring state. The potential Republican presidential candidate had three private events, including an unannounced visit to the State Capitol for a meeting with Republican state lawmakers.
Hillary Rodham Clinton began laying out her Democratic presidential campaign message in Iowa on Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” for struggling Americans and calling for a purging of “unaccountable money” from the campaign finance system.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans.
Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish says he may challenge recently re-elected U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish says he announced his possible plans early to gauge interest from the Republican Party and donors in running in the 1st District. He plans to make a final decision within a year or so.
U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she is not necessarily thinking about running for president again, disputing a recent report that suggested she was. Bachmann said last year she didn’t plan to run for re-election for her Minnesota seat in congress this year.
Fifteen years ago, Jesse Ventura announced “We shocked the world!” when voters chose him to be the next governor of Minnesota. Now, he’s talking about the events of 50 years ago in his new book “They Killed Our President.”
Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, is introducing himself to Iowa Republicans as would-be presidential candidates often do — as one of their own. Walker tells about 600 of the GOP faithful at a party fundraising banquet in a Des Moines suburb that he spent his childhood in Iowa.