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7th District: Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett, who manages the pharmacy at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital, describes himself as a conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan. He says he wants to limit government, cut taxes and protect private property rights. He opposes legalized abortion and supports gun rights.

Candidate Bio

Michael Barrett
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
March 18, 1952
Osakis, MN.
Married to Inga. One son, Gabe. One stepdaughter, Varya.
Resides in Browerville.
Pharmacy manager at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital
Pharmacy degree from the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy in Fargo, ND.
Major political experience:

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Source: Political MoneyLine
October 2006

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The Minnesota Senate has beaten back an attempt to force a vote on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. The failed tactic came as thousands of gays, lesbians, and their supporters rallied on the Capitol grounds in opposition to the gay marriage ban. (04/07/2005)
DFLers Patty Wetterling and Amy Klobuchar are moving forward with their prospective Senate campaigns, with Wetterling sending out a fund-raising letter and Klobuchar setting up a campaign Web site. (03/18/2005)
U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht said Friday he would run for re-election to the House, ending the possibility of a primary fight between two Republican congressmen for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mark Dayton. (03/04/2005)
Phil Krinkie, a GOP state representative with a penny-pinching reputation, on Friday joined a swelling field for Minnesota's 6th District congressional seat. (02/25/2005)
Child safety advocate Patty Wetterling, who ran for Congress last year, is shifting her 2006 campaign focus to a possible Senate bid. (02/25/2005)
The 2006 election is more than 20 months off, but Monday at the Capitol it seemed like the campaign has already started. Two Republican lawmakers declared themselves candidates for the 6th District Congressional seat, the latest in a chain reaction set off last week when U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton announced he won't seek a second term. (02/14/2005)