Talking Points: Tom Emmer Defying ExpectationsWhen Tom Emmer ran for governor in 2010, conservative icon Newt Gingrich campaigned for him. When he announced his bid for Congress, former vice presidential candidate Sara Palin endorsed him.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Rep. Michele Bachmann Gives Farewell SpeechMinnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House. The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C. Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats -- but that she never compromised her beliefs.
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Talking Points: Emmer Not Looking To Stray From GOP MainstreamOne election result that has not gotten a lot of attention in the last week is Tom Emmer's convincing win in the 6th Congressional District.
Republican Tom Emmer Wins Michele Bachmann's SeatRepublican Tom Emmer has won the congressional seat being vacated by Michele Bachmann. Emmer defeated Democrat and Sartell Mayor Joe Perske and law student John Denney of the Independence Party.
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Joe Perske On 6th District Odds: 'People Want A Change'The seat in Minnesota's 6th congressional district is completely up for grabs, with Rep. Michele Bachmann opting not to run for re-election. While the District is heavily Republican, two years ago businessman and Democrat Jim Graves came within one percentage point of beating Bachmann.
Talking Points: 6th District Congressional Candidate Tom EmmerShe is one of the nation's most controversial members of Congress and in just a few months Rep. Michele Bachmann will be leaving office. While Bachmann has not said what she will do next, last Tuesdays primary gave us her likely successor.
5 Things To Know About Minnesota's Primary RacesThe primary election cleared up some intriguing questions and immediately set up some new ones. Before Minnesota digs in for the 12-week slog to November, here's a quick rundown of the highlights in Tuesday's races.
Emmer Takes 6th District GOP Primary Tom Emmer has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann. Emmer defeated Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah Tuesday to capture the GOP's nod in the 6th District. It's a political resurrection for Emmer, who lost the 2010 governor's race to Democrat Mark Dayton in a recount.
Republicans Pick Johnson, McFadden For Top Offices The voting is over and the counting has begun in Minnesota, where the top prizes in the primary were the Republican nominations to take on Democrats Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in November. Dayton and Franken had little-known Democratic challengers as each sought a second term. But four major Republican rivals jockeyed for the party's nod to take on Dayton, with no sign of a clear front-runner. Businessman Mike McFadden was favored to challenge Franken in the fall.