Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has opened an office in Iowa, the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to take such a step. Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski confirmed Tuesday that Walker’s tax-exempt fundraising group, Our American Revival, has leased the space in a suburb of Des Moines.
Debt that lingered from Republican Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign is now resolved. A recently filed federal campaign report shows that the former Minnesota congresswoman paid off remaining bills from that unsuccessful White House bid.
After 8 years in Congress, one of Minnesota’s best known political figures is leaving office. But Rep. Michele Bachmann isn’t leaving quietly.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House. The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C. Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats — but that she never compromised her beliefs.
An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.
One election result that has not gotten a lot of attention in the last week is Tom Emmer’s convincing win in the 6th Congressional District.
Republican Tom Emmer has won the congressional seat being vacated by Michele Bachmann. Emmer defeated Democrat and Sartell Mayor Joe Perske and law student John Denney of the Independence Party.
Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an “out of touch millionaire.” But if he’s elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.
Tom Emmer has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann. Emmer defeated Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah Tuesday to capture the GOP’s nod in the 6th District. It’s a political resurrection for Emmer, who lost the 2010 governor’s race to Democrat Mark Dayton in a recount.
The voting is over and the counting has begun in Minnesota, where the top prizes in the primary were the Republican nominations to take on Democrats Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in November. Dayton and Franken had little-known Democratic challengers as each sought a second term. But four major Republican rivals jockeyed for the party’s nod to take on Dayton, with no sign of a clear front-runner. Businessman Mike McFadden was favored to challenge Franken in the fall.
Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth.
A major highway expansion that’s been years in the making finally got underway Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony northwest of the Twin Cities. Construction crews will begin adding a new lane on either side of Interstate 94 between Rogers and St. Michael.
The U.S. House has approved a bill to rename the Cold Spring post office in honor of slain police officer Tom Decker. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the effort. Bachmann says renaming Decker’s hometown post office the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office” would be “a fitting tribute to a life well lived and a man greatly missed.”
Minnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and voting on a favorite for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden’s win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.
Republican Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is set to give the commencement address at this spring’s graduation ceremony at Oral Roberts University.
This weekend Republicans in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District nominated Tom Emmer to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who is retiring.
Republicans made their choice of who should take Michele Bachmann’s seat in Congress Saturday. Tom Emmer is a former state lawmaker who narrowly lost the governor’s race to Mark Dayton in 2010. He celebrated his party’s endorsement for Congress Saturday in Monticello, Minn. getting 76 percent of the vote.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn’t going away, she’s “just going to a different perch.”
She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP’s longstanding struggle with women voters.
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Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bill that supporters say addresses a heart-rending issue beyond politics: the millions of foreign children languishing in orphanages or otherwise at risk because they have no immediate family.
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Upset that Medical Device Tax hasn’t been repealed.
With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.