Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

The DFL Party formally backed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's re-election campaign on Saturday. (06/03/2012)
Over the weekend Minnesota Democrats endorsed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's bid for re-election. Klobuchar is one of the most popular senators in the country, and despite Republican claims she's vulnerable, political analysts agree she's a virtual shoo-in for re-election. (06/03/2012)
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been endorsed for a second term by Democratic Party activists gathered in Rochester for their state convention. (06/02/2012)
President Barack Obama spent much of today in Minnesota, where he called on Congress to act on his plan to create jobs. Obama focused on one particular item: the creation of a "Veterans Jobs Corps," which would find jobs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in law enforcement, fire departments and other civilian occupations. (06/01/2012)
Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack filed his official paperwork Wednesday morning with the Minnesota Secretary of State to run for re-election. (05/30/2012)
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills said Tuesday he no longer supports eliminating all foreign aid in the U.S. budget, as he had called for in previous weeks. Instead, Bills said he supports a freeze on foreign aid at $5 billion a year. (05/29/2012)
Party Republicans have chosen a candidate to run this fall against Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Minnesota State Rep. Kurt Bills of Rosemont was endorsed by delegates to the state GOP convention in St. Cloud Friday. (The Daily Circuit, 05/21/2012)
Ron Paul had a huge influence on the state Republican convention in St. Cloud: His supporters won an overwhelming majority of delegates to the national convention, and a Paul-endorsed candidate will take on Sen. Amy Klobuchar this fall. (05/21/2012)
A solid majority of the delegation Minnesota Republicans will send to this Summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., will be going in support of Texas Congressman Ron Paul for President. (05/19/2012)
Party Republicans have chosen state Rep. Kurt Bills of Rosemount to run this fall against Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Bills secured the endorsement partly through strong support from Texas Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. (05/19/2012)
The Minnesota Republican convention gets underway this morning in St. Cloud. While the main order of business is to endorse a candidate for the U.S. Senate race, the influence of presidential candidate Ron Paul will be felt throughout the two-day event. Paul's Minnesota supporters say they're in a "position of power" in the state's GOP Party. (05/18/2012)
Delegates to the state Republican convention will endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate on Friday. MPR News is looking at what each of the candidates is proposing to do about the nation's budget deficit. Today, it's state Rep. Kurt Bills' turn. (05/17/2012)
Delegates to the state Republican convention will endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate later this week. MPR News is looking at what each of the candidates is proposing to do about the nation's budget deficit. Today, it's Army National Guard Capt. Pete Hegseth's turn. (05/16/2012)
As Severson campaigns to convince Republicans he's the one they should choose to run against Klobuchar, he lists federal government agencies he says the constitution never authorized and that should be shut down. (05/15/2012)
News that Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has become a Swiss citizen is generating a great deal of water cooler discussion. The Minnesota congresswoman confirmed her dual US-Swiss citizenship to a Swiss television news crew this week. (05/09/2012)