Mike Ciresi

Mike Ciresi
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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
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)
Al Franken
Analysts say Al Franken can focus on Republican incumbent Norm Coleman, now that fellow DFLer Mike Ciresi is out of the U.S. Senate race. (03/11/2008)
Mike Ciresi
With attorney Mike Ciresi out of the US Senate race, some political analysts say comedian and author Al Franken can focus more attention on the general election. (03/10/2008)
On Saturday DFL activists will meet at more than 30 county and senate district conventions. They'll choose delegates to the state convention who will vote in June to endorse a U.S. Senate candidate. (03/07/2008)
Republican Norm Coleman could be in for the race of his political life this fall as he seeks a second term in the U.S. Senate. (03/03/2008)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Ciresi trails behind comedian-turned candidate Al Franken for the party's nomination. He hopes to convince DFL delegates that Franken can't win against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman. (02/11/2008)
The caucuses were the first step toward endorsing a DFL candidate for the U.S. Senate to run against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. (02/06/2008)
The three candidates competing for the DFL endorsement for U.S. Senate had one final chance today to reach voters before Tuesday night's caucuses. They took part in a live debate on Minnesota Public Radio. One of them will face Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in November. (02/05/2008)
A new Minnesota Public Radio News/Humphrey Institute Poll indicates DFL Senate hopeful Al Franken poses a tougher re-election threat to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman than any of the other Democrats who want Coleman's job. (02/01/2008)
On the day of the Minnesota caucuses, Gary Eichten hosts DFL U.S. Senate candidates Mike Ciresi, Al Franken, and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer in a live debate. (Midday, 02/01/2008)

Candidate snapshot

Party: DFL

Biography

Place of Birth: St. Paul, Minn.

Education: JD, University of Minnesota Law School, 1971;
BA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 1968

Positions Held: Founder, The Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Foundation for Education, Public Health and Social Justice; University of St. Thomas board member; University of St. Thomas School of Law board member; Regions Hospital Foundation member; Minnesota Early Learning Foundation member

Business/Professional Experience: Chairman of the Executive Board, Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi LLP

Religion: Catholic

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