John Kline

John Kline
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Steve Sarvi and incumbent John Kline
Republican Rep. John Kline has represented Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District since 2002. He's defending his seat thsi year against Democrat Steve Sarvi. Both candidates join Gary Eichten on Midday for a debate. (Midday, 10/30/2008)
Graffiti on Sen. Norm Coleman's garage
U.S. Senator Norm Coleman says the heated rhetoric of the campaign season may have fueled acts of vandalism at the homes of six Minnesota elected officials. (10/22/2008)
Rep. John Kline debates DFL candidate Steve Sarvi
Republican Congressman John Kline and his DFL challenger Steve Sarvi have crossed paths from time to time on the campaign trail this year, but Monday they met for their first formal debate in Chaska. (10/13/2008)
Former Republican Minnesota Gov. and Congressman Al Quie and former Republican U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger join Midday to preview the Republican State Convention and discuss what it takes to be elected and serve in public office. (05/29/2008)
Democrats have endorsed Iraq war veteran Steve Sarvi to run against Republican Rep. John Kline. (05/03/2008)
As a skeptical Scott County Board listened, U.S. Rep. John Kline defended his decision to stop seeking the millions of dollars in so-called "earmarks" awarded to members of Congress for projects within their districts. (01/09/2008)
Steve Sarvi served 16 months in Iraq with the Minnesota National Guard, returning home this July. He's a former Watertown mayor who now works as city administrator in Victoria. (10/04/2007)
Minnesota lawmakers say they're hopeful an Army review will lead to greater educational benefits for members of the Minnesota National Guard who served in Iraq. But just in case, Rep. John Kline introduced legislation that would resolve the problem. (10/04/2007)
Kline, who has been a supporter of President Bush's Iraq policy, said he was particularly impressed with the improved security in the Anbar province capital of Ramadi. (09/25/2007)
U.S. Rep. John Kline, Republican from Minnesota's 2nd District, is a member of the House Armed Services committee, which heard from the two top U.S. leaders on Iraq Monday. Kline agrees with Gen. David Petraeus that the recent troop surge has been successful. (09/11/2007)

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Party: Republican

Biography

Date of Birth: 09/06/1947

Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Education: B.S. Biology from Rice University; M.A. in Public Administration from Shippensburg University

Positions Held: U.S. House, 2002 - Present

Business/Professional Experience: Part-time Farmer, 1994-present; Executive Vice President, Center of the American Experiment, 2001-2002; Colonel, United States Marine Corps, 1969-1994; Military Aide, President Reagan; Military Aide, President Carter

Religion: Methodist

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