One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann’s congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets ready to announce his plans. Bachmann’s surprise decision not to seek reelection started a scramble among possible Republican successors.
The Democrat gearing up for a rematch against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended his campaign Friday, proclaiming success in his goal to oust the polarizing conservative from Congress two days after she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election.
Here is a sampling of memorable statements made by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced Wednesday she wouldn’t seek a fifth term in Congress.
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she won’t seek a fifth term has her most recent opponent saying that she “read the tea leaves,” in an apparent reference to her Tea Party ties.
Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.
The state Senate majority leader says a proposed increase in the state minimum wage is not likely to happen this session because Democrats in the House and Senate can’t agree how much to raise it. Sen. Tom Bakk says Thursday there are not enough votes among Senate Democrats.
A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting a personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November’s ballot measure. Thursday’s 75-59 vote saw Republicans and Democrats defy the fall outcome on the constitutional amendment in their district.
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Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence.
Rep. John Kline says he’s not interested in running for the U.S. Senate or governor next year. Kline said Friday he wants to take his name off the table now so it will help others who might run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken or Gov. Mark Dayton.
Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”
Minnesota lawmakers appear to have reached a consensus about the Vikings stadium funding shortfall.
The Democrat who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann last year is seeking a rematch. The St. Cloud Times reports Thursday that businessman Jim Graves will run again for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics.