Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
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Former DFL U.S. Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer spoke recently at the Westminster Town Hall Forum in Minneapolis. Nelson-Pallmeyer teaches in the Justice and Peace Studies Department at the University of St. Thomas. His speech was titled "Building a Movement to Rescue a Nation and Save the Earth." (10/01/2008)
Democrats meet in Rochester for their convention this weekend with the main order of business to choose a U.S. Senate candidate. (06/06/2008)
Just before the Democratic State Convention in Rochester, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, discusses key issues in the campaign and takes listener questions. (Midday, 06/04/2008)
As Republicans gather to endorse him for re-election, Sen. Norm Coleman is talking a lot about his public service experience and Democrat Al Franken. (05/30/2008)
This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest political turnarounds in Minnesota history. (05/30/2008)
DFL Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer claims significant support among DFL state convention delegates. And some observers say Al Franken's tax problems could make an opening for him. (05/11/2008)
Tax experts say Al Franken's accountant should have known that Franken needed to pay taxes in the 19 different states where Franken earned money in the last four years. (05/02/2008)
DFLer Al Franken's campaign has been scrambling to shore up support among the people who will decide on the party's Senate endorsement. (04/30/2008)
The candidates for U.S. Senate in Minnesota have raised more money for their race so far than in any other Senate race in the country in 2008. (04/20/2008)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is one of the Democrats hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., in the 2008 election. He joins Midday as part of our "Meet the Candidates" series to discuss the pressing issues in the U.S. Senate race. (Midday, 04/15/2008)

Candidate snapshot

Party: DFL


Date of Birth: 01/15/1951

Place of Birth: Minnesota

Education: Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York City;
B.S. Political Science, St. Olaf College, 1973

Positions Held: National Program Director, Clergy and Laity Concerned Politics of Food Program

Business/Professional Experience: Professor, Justice and Peace Studies, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 1992-present;
Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, 1984-1986

Religion: Lutheran


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