Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats.
Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor. Candidates for the U.S. House and Senate demonstrated that again Tuesday with fundraising reports showing the collective millions they’ve raised and spent to seek elected office. The reports cover activity from July through September, seed money most will need to remain competitive by the time next fall’s elections roll around.
The founder of the CaringBridge Web site says she’s running for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.
Republican Rep. John Kline has defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller in Minnesota’s 2nd District.
Democrat 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.
Republican Rep. John Kline has a healthy bank balance for the final weeks of his race against Democrat Mike Obermueller.
Rep. John Kline has easily prevailed in a Minnesota Republican primary election as he seeks a sixth term in Congress representing a southern suburban district.
Democrat Mike Obermueller’s campaign is reserving almost $800,000 worth of time on Minneapolis-St. Paul TV airwaves as he attempts to unseat Republican Rep. John Kline.
Democrat Mike Obermueller says he has raised more than $250,000 in his quest to unseat Republican Rep. John Kline in Minnesota’s newly redrawn 2nd District.
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.