Campaign 2008: U.S. House
The DFL Congressman also says closing the bridge in St. Cloud was the right move.
Ed Matthews of St. Paul says he expects to make the race competitive by talking about cutting taxes and reducing the national debt.
The DFL is hoping to win the seat that currently belongs to U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., who is retiring after this year. But first they have to settle on a candidate.
Republican State Rep. Erik Paulsen is pledging to reform education and bring down the cost of healthcare if he is elected to Congress. Paulsen officially announced his candidacy for Minnesota's third district in Minnetonka, Minn., on Sunday.
Rep. Tim Walz reported raising more than $1 million last year, following a fourth quarter that pulled in
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.
The state senator becomes the second Democrat to announce a campaign for
the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, a moderate
Republican. Iraq war veteran Ashwin Madia is
also in the race.
Last week's feud between Rep. Michele Bachmann and local TV stations over an ad raises the question: can voters believe what they see?
A month after Republican Rep. Jim Ramstad announced he was retiring, it remains unclear who will run for his seat in Minnesota's 3rd District.
Supporters of increased funding for children's health insurance are running ads against Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
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.
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.
Blackwater's owner told a Congresisonal panel that allegations of wrongdoing are "baseless." Rep. Betty McCollum doesn't buy it.
Three Democrats are already running to challenge first-term Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann next year in Minnesota's 6th District.
DFLers say Bachmann is vulnerable, but political analysts suggest she's in a good position for re-election.
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.