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Michele Bachmann’s Message Not to Run for Re-election

Michele Bachmann addresses a You Tube audience with her reasons why she will not be running for re-election.

05/29/2013

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Minn.’s Bachmann Sprints To TV With Health Care Ad

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has rushed out a television ad in hopes of capitalizing on the latest U.S. House vote to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Republican critic of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed Obamacare by foes — was to begin airing the ad Thursday night in Twin Cities market. She put about $85,000 into the TV spot.

05/16/2013

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Minn. Senate Defeats GOP Change To Marriage Bill

The Minnesota Senate has defeated an amendment to the gay marriage bill offered by Republicans that would have beefed up protections for people with religious objections.

05/13/2013

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New Conservative Lobbying Push For Gay Marriage

A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.

04/27/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Republicans For Gay Marriage

As the debate on gay marriage continues at the Minnesota capitol, there are signs that Republican opposition to legalizing same sex unions is eroding.

04/27/2013

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Minn. Gov Seeker For Civil Unions Not Gay Marriage

An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.

04/25/2013

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Minn. House Backs Abortion Clinic Licensing, Fee

The Minnesota House has voted to require clinics that perform abortions to pay new yearly license fees and undergo special inspections.

04/22/2013

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Affidavit: Bachmann Approved Pay For Iowa Senator

An Iowa campaign adviser to Republican former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has released an affidavit saying the Minnesota congresswoman approved a plan to indirectly pay an Iowa state senator to work on her 2012 campaign. The arrangement could violate Iowa Senate ethics rules.

04/22/2013

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Paulsen: Still No Decision On Senate

Rep. John Kline has taken his name off the table for statewide office in Minnesota, but his House colleague Erik Paulsen isn’t ready to do the same.

04/19/2013

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Iowa Senator Decries Acceptance Of Homosexuality

A Republican senator from northern Iowa said Wednesday that homosexual lifestyles pose a health risk to him and his family in comments that drew a sharp rebuke from an openly gay Democratic senator.

04/17/2013

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Sen. Franken Calls Hagel ‘War Hero’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama’s pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.

01/07/2013

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GOP’s Quist Seeks Comeback To Minn. Legislature

Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.

01/04/2013

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Nolan Tops Cravaack, Shares His Plan For Future

Democrat Rick Nolan began preparing Wednesday for a return to Congress after 32 years away, while Rep. Michele Bachmann, who barely survived her toughest race yet, said she’s ready to get back to work.

11/07/2012

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GOP’s Kline Defeats Obermueller In Minn.’s 2nd

Republican Rep. John Kline has defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller in Minnesota’s 2nd District.

11/06/2012

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Democrats Recapture Control Of Minn. Legislature

Republican control of the Minnesota Legislature teetered on the brink late Tuesday as Democrats jumped ahead of GOP candidates in several key races in the Twin Cities suburbs.

11/06/2012

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