Brett Neely Feature Archive

In the six weeks since the election, Congress has been wrapped up with the issue of whether and how to resolve the series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff. One of Minnesota's most outspoken members of Congress, however, has gone almost completely silent. (12/14/2012)
Visitors who come to Washington to lobby about the "fiscal cliff" include Gov. Mark Dayton, who had a chance to tell President Barack Obama what areas he thought should be spared if big spending cuts happen. (12/06/2012)
With less than a month to go before automatic tax hikes and federal spending cuts kick in, Gov. Mark Dayton was in Washington to discuss the fiscal cliff with President Barack Obama. (12/04/2012)
None of Minnesota's delegation sits at the negotiating table over the "fiscal cliff." But they will have to vote on whatever agreement is made, if a deal happens. (11/30/2012)
The election is behind us, but the money spent on campaigning is still being counted. (11/23/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann eked out a victory over DFL challenger Jim Graves. Meanwhile, six other incumbents won easily. Reps. Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Tim Walz, Collin Peterson and John Kline all won re-election. (11/07/2012)
As Election Day comes down to the wire, Minnesota is getting some last-minute attention from both the Obama and Romney campaigns. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and former President Bill Clinton were both here on Sunday. (11/05/2012)
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and her DFL challenger, Jim Graves met for their third and final debate Sunday on KSTP-TV. (11/04/2012)
In the final stretch before the election, congressional incumbents are particularly focused on one word: Bipartisan. (11/02/2012)
Sixth Congressional District candidates Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic challenger Jim Graves debated Thursday for a second time, less than a week before Election Day. (The Daily Circuit, 10/31/2012)
With Election Day just a week away, the candidates in the 3rd Congressional District debated on MPR News' Daily Circuit program Tuesday. (The Daily Circuit, 10/29/2012)
Five-term incumbent Republican Rep. John Kline is facing a challenge from former state Rep. Mike Obermueller in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. The Daily Circuit hosts a debate Monday. (The Daily Circuit, 10/28/2012)
The ads are flying in the 8th District Congressional race between incumbent Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and his DFL challenger, former Rep. Rick Nolan. (10/24/2012)
Ten years after the Oct. 25, 2002, plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife, his daughter and five others, many of Wellstone's former staffers still work in and around Congress and say they try to live up to his ideals. (10/22/2012)
Incumbents and challengers in Minnesota are reporting fundraising numbers ahead of the final weeks of campaigning. But no other congressional candidate in Minnesota has raised a sum comparable to Michele Bachmann, whose fundraising haul likely exceeds the combined amount raised by all of the major party candidates in the other eight U.S. Senate and House races in the state. (10/15/2012)