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.
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.
Talking Points: What's Next For Michele Bachmann?This weekend Republicans in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District nominated Tom Emmer to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who is retiring.
Republicans Endorse Tom Emmer As Congress CandidateRepublicans made their choice of who should take Michele Bachmann's seat in Congress Saturday. Tom Emmer is a former state lawmaker who narrowly lost the governor's race to Mark Dayton in 2010. He celebrated his party's endorsement for Congress Saturday in Monticello, Minn. getting 76 percent of the vote.
GOP Hopefuls Bunched In Minn. 6th Money Race None of the would-be successors to retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann has an overwhelming money advantage in Minnesota's 6th District.
Minn. Congress Hopeful Turns Remodeling PitchmanA Minnesota congressional candidate is moonlighting as a remodeling company pitchman in an unusual TV ad that sparks campaign finance questions. Republican candidate Tom Emmer appears in a construction company's ad endorsing their work. In doing so, he notes his bid for office and stands in front of a campaign banner.
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.
Rep. State Sen. Pederson Jumps In 6th District RaceRepublican State Senator John Pederson has joined the race to try to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th District. "I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country," Pederson said. "I believe I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests of the people in the 6th Congressional District."
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.
First DFLer Joins Rebooted Minn. 6th District Race A Circle Pines environmental activist says she'll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District.
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."
Downey Expects Republicans To Keep Spot In 6th DistrictThe first real high profile entrance in the Republican race to retain the vital 6th Congressional District is anticipated Wednesday as former legislator Tom Emmer is expected to throw his hat into the ring. Even if Jim Graves had stayed in the contest, Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said he had and has every confidence that the GOP will retain the 6th district.
GOP Field Taking Shape In Open 6th District Race One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann's congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets ready to announce his plans. Bachmann's surprise decision not to seek reelection started a scramble among possible Republican successors.