Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he has scooped up more than $700,000 in donations in his challenge to Sen. Al Franken. The quick start McFadden touted Tuesday makes clear that next year’s contest will be expensive.
The Minnesota Senate is setting aside a half-million dollars for future legal costs as it fights a federal lawsuit of a former senior aide. The allowance is part of a new Senate budget for 2014, when Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit is due for trial.
State Sen. Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year. Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.
The Minnesota State Capitol is about to get a new neighbor for the first time in decades. Construction begins next year on a new, $89.5 million Senate Office Building located directly behind the Capitol.
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A federal judge has issued a sweeping order allowing either party in fired aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate to designate materials or witness depositions as confidential. The information seal relates to pre-trial discovery in the case headed for trial next year.
Another well-known Republican is dropping out of the race to replace Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. Amy Koch, the former state Senate majority leader from Buffalo, says Tuesday she’s not running.
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Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed.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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