Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom plans to announce his bid for the U.S. House on Thursday. Westrom has scheduled appearances in Moorhead and his hometown of Elbow Lake.
Earlier in the day, the U.S. House’s plan to end the shutdown included a two-year delay on a medical devices tax, which is a big issue for many Minnesota companies.
Democrats in the U.S. House think they can win the 2nd District seat held by six-term Republican Congressman John Kline. But Kline has proved to be an unusually resilient congressman. Winning the seat is a lot easier said than done. Kline once won an election by as many as 23-percentage points, and he’s chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House and said her decision had nothing to do with ongoing investigations over finances related to her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.
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. Jesse Jackson, Jr., a once rising political star who has been on a mysterious medical leave for months for treatment of bipolar disorder, has resigned from Congress, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
Democratic hotelier Jim Graves has conceded the election to incumbent Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, who has now won her fourth term in Congress.
Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann has beaten Democratic hotelier Jim Graves to win her fourth term in Congress.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has named Chase Kroll to run her campaign for a fourth term in the U.S. House.
The next step in a proposed overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law has been introduced in the U.S. House and it’s co-sponsored by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.
A proposal for new-look Minnesota congressional districts, including three that would span from one state border to the next, could give a freshman Republican an easier path to re-election.
The payoff for all the time and effort spent trying to get every Minnesota resident counted in the 2010 Census is expected to come Tuesday, when the state’s official 2010 population is released and residents learn whether they will keep their eight seats in the U.S. House.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Cravaack went from being a political novice to a giant killer. The retired Naval Reserve and Northwest Airlines pilot defeated the longest-serving congressman in Minnesota history early Wednesday, edging out Democratic […]