Former U.S. Rep. Bill Luther jumped into the DFL race for attorney general on the last day of candidate filing, after the party's endorsed candidate Matt Entenza dropped out of the race. Luther has been out of politics for the past four years, since he lost his bid for re-election in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District to Republican John Kline. Luther had defeated Kline twice before.
Luther reportedly had been recruited by current Attorney General Mike Hatch to run for the position, even before Entenza withdrew.
Luther lost his AG bid when he finished a distance third in a three-DFLer race.
June 27, 1945
Fergus Falls, Minn.
Two children (Alex, Alicia). Husband of Rep. Darlene Luther, who died in January 2002.
Resides in Stillwater.
University of Minnesota (BS, 1967; JD, 1970.)
|Major political experience:
Elected to Congress in 1994. Re-elected in 1996 and 1998. Lost to Republican John Kline in 2002, 53-42 percent. Minnesota House of Representatives, 1974-1976; Minnesota Senate 1976-1994
Campaign Contribution Report
|Cash on hand
|Source: Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board 2006|
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