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.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker First To Open Iowa OfficeWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has opened an office in Iowa, the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to take such a step. Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski confirmed Tuesday that Walker's tax-exempt fundraising group, Our American Revival, has leased the space in a suburb of Des Moines.
Bachmann Clears Up Presidential Debt After Leaving CongressDebt that lingered from Republican Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign is now resolved. A recently filed federal campaign report shows that the former Minnesota congresswoman paid off remaining bills from that unsuccessful White House bid.
Talking Points: Bachmann Leaving Congress, Not PoliticsAfter 8 years in Congress, one of Minnesota’s best known political figures is leaving office. But Rep. Michele Bachmann isn't leaving quietly.
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.
Bachmann Ready To Leave Congress, But Not Politics An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.
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.
Reality Check: Minnesota Millionaires In Congress Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an "out of touch millionaire." But if he's elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.
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.
Bachmann Heads To Mexico Border For Look At CrisisMinnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth.
Crews Start Work On I-94 Expansion ProjectA major highway expansion that's been years in the making finally got underway Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony northwest of the Twin Cities. Construction crews will begin adding a new lane on either side of Interstate 94 between Rogers and St. Michael.
US House OKs Bill To Name Post Office For OfficerThe U.S. House has approved a bill to rename the Cold Spring post office in honor of slain police officer Tom Decker. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the effort. Bachmann says renaming Decker's hometown post office the "Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office" would be "a fitting tribute to a life well lived and a man greatly missed."
Republicans Opt For McFadden As US Senate PickMinnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and voting on a favorite for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden's win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.