Sen. Julianne Ortman

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Republicans Vie At Convention To Be Franken’s Foe

The Republican chase to be Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s fall challenger is reaching a crucial point in Rochester. Delegates to the state GOP convention will vote to endorse a candidate.

05/30/2014

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Abeler Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election To House

Anoka Republican Jim Abeler says he won’t seek re-election to his House seat as he focuses on running for U.S. Senate. Abeler, 59, a chiropractor by trade, is among several Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

04/22/2014

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Ortman’s Senate Bid Gets A Palin Boost

Sarah Palin is endorsing Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman as she seeks the Republican party’s Senate nomination. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate says Ortman will fight for small businesses and understands “the burden our federal government places on hard-working Americans.”

03/27/2014

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Talking Points: Ortman’s Announcement To Face Franken

You may think it is a little early to start talking about the 2014 elections but this weekend there was a major development in the Minnesota Senate race.

08/04/2013

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Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background Checks

A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota’s gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.

03/14/2013

Downtown East

Preview: Vikes Stadium Goes To A Vote Monday

Monday is game day for lawmakers — that’s when the House will vote on whether to help fund a new $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium. Both sides of the issue weigh in.

05/06/2012

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