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U.S. Senate: Michael Cavlan


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A registered nurse from Apple Valley is seeking the Green Party's endorsement in the 2006 U.S. Senate race. Michael Cavlan said he supports immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and an end to the construction of military bases in that country. Cavlan also said he supports a universal single-payer health care system.

Candidate Bio

Michael Cavlan
Political affiliation:
Green Party
Born:
1959
San Jose, Calif.
Resides in Apple Valley, Minn.
Personal:
Lives with partner, Nancy Coons. Two sons: Sean and Phelem James
Catholic
Occupation:
Registered nurse. Works in burn unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Education:
Major political experience:
Cavlan says he has run as a Green Party Candidate in St. Louis Park for the state Legislature as well as taking part in the effort to recount Ohio's votes after the 2004 election

On the Issues

Audio Abortion (6/28/05)
Audio Alternative energy (6/28/05)
Audio Farm subsidies (6/28/05)
Audio Free trade (6/2805)
Audio Global warming (6/28/05)
Audio Health care (6/28/05)
Audio Iraq (6/28/05)
Audio Patriot Act (6/28/05)
Audio Race issues (5/17/05)
Audio Same-sex marriage (6/28/05)
Audio Social Security (6/28/05)
Audio Taxes (6/28/05)

Campaign Contribution Report

Total receipts
$6,140
Total disbursements
$6,107
Cash on hand
$61
Source: Political Moneyline, October 2006.

Links and Resources

Web site:
Document www.michaelcavlan.org

Candidate Pages

DFL U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Ford Bell make a joint appearance as part of Midday's Meet the Candidates series. They are both hoping for strong support from the party faithful in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. (Midday, 03/03/2006)
Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., has set his sights on the U.S. Senate. He's running for the seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton, who is not seeking reelection. (Midday, 03/02/2006)
Ford Bell is one of two Minnesota Demcorats vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate this year. In Midday's ongoing Meet the Candidates series, Bell explains what he'd like to accomplish in Washington. (Midday, 02/24/2006)
Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar is hoping to keep Mark Dayton's U.S. Senate seat in Democratic hands. She's already raised well over $2 million to finance her campaign, putting her second in the money race behind Republican contender Rep. Mark Kennedy. (Midday, 02/23/2006)
Republican lawmakers and Emily's List have emerged as big early players in the Minnesota senate race, an Associated Press review of campaign finance reports shows. (02/16/2006)
MPR's Tom Crann talks with Rep. Mark Kennedy about President Bush's proposed federal budget (02/10/2006)
Trial attorney Mike Ciresi has decided not to enter the race for U.S. Senate in Minnesota. He criticized his own party for "not having a voice for issues ordinary people care about." MPR's Tom Scheck talked with Ciresi. (02/08/2006)
On Thursday, President Bush makes his 18th stop in Minnesota since taking office. Given recent approval ratings, does his appearance cast a negative shadow on GOP candidates here? Or does it fire up the base? (02/01/2006)
DFL candidate Kelly Doran leads the money chase in the Minnesota governor's race, thanks mainly to his own loans. In the Senate race, Mark Kennedy is outpacing DFLer Amy Klobuchar. (01/31/2006)
Children's safety advocate Patty Wetterling said Friday she is ending her Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate, and threw her support to Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar. (01/20/2006)
Rep. Mark Kennedy, an opponent of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, voted for a defense bill Monday that authorizes it. (12/19/2005)
President Bush traveled to Minnesota Friday to raise money for the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy. Bush spoke about the need to be tough on terrorism, and also urged Republicans to elect Kennedy to the Senate. (12/09/2005)
President Bush is in town Friday raising money for Minnesota Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy's U.S. Senate bid. With Bush's poll numbers languishing, will he be able to help Republicn candidates? ( 12/09/2005)
President Bush's fundraising visit in support of Senate candidate Mark Kennedy, comes when the president's approval rating in Minnesota has plunged. If that trend continues, it could hurt the chances in 2006. (12/09/2005)
The Pentagon is tentatively considering reducing the number of troops in Iraq by as many as three brigades over the next year, according to news reports. There are currently 18 brigades on the ground. Is U.S. military strategy in Iraq proving effective? ( 11/25/2005)