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.
Emmer Puts 2010 Behind Him In 6th District Bid Perhaps the best evidence of Tom Emmer's commanding position in his campaign for Congress is this: He's not allowed to wear his rollerblades.
Bachmann Backs Emmer To Succeed Her In CongressRepublican Rep. Michele Bachmann is formally backing GOP candidate Tom Emmer to succeed her in Congress as an expected primary awaits that Minnesota race. Bachmann and other Republican officials stood with Emmer at a Tuesday news conference.
Bachmann Says She Is 'Going To Different Perch'Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn't going away, she's "just going to a different perch."
GOP's Seifert Names Lieutenant Governor PickState Rep. Pam Myhra says she is giving up her legislative seat to be the running mate of Republican Marty Seifert because she sees him as a strong conservative who can win the governor's race. Seifert named Myrha as his lieutenant governor candidate Thursday.
Sartell Mayor Announces Bid For 6th DistrictOne more name just entered the race for Minnesota's 6th congressional district. Sartell Mayor Joe Perske announced his intention to land the Democratic Farm Labor Party nomination for U.S. Congress.
Minn. 6th District Candidate Krinkie Leaves Tax Group PostPhil Krinkie says he will leave his post as president of the Minnesota Taxpayers League because of his newly announced run for Congress. But the Republican hasn't decided if he'll stay on as a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system trustee. Krinkie, a former state representative, announced last week that he is joining the race for the congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. Krinkie said Monday he was stepping down from the Taxpayers League after leading the anti-tax group since 2007.
Emmer Zooms To Early Lead In Minn. 6th Money Race Former state Rep. Tom Emmer has an early lead in one aspect of the open-seat race in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District: The chase for campaign dollars.
Anoka County Exec Enters Race For Bachmann SeatThe head of Anoka County's governing board is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah announced Wednesday that she's joining the race, stressing her credentials as a fiscal conservative.
GOP's Emmer Jumps Into Minn.'s 6th District RaceThe Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor's race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann's footsteps fighting what he called "the ever-growing size of government."