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6th District: Phil Krinkie

State Rep. Phil Krinkie of Shoreview was the fourth Republican to announce his candidacy for Congress in the 6th District, announcing his intentions on February 25, 2005. Krinkie chairs the House Taxes Committee, and has been called "Dr. No" at the Capitol for his frequent "no" votes on spending bills. He says he's running for Congress because he's concerned about issues such as deficit spending and the Patriot Act.

His campaign ended on May 6, 2006 when the District 6 convention endorsed Michele Bachmann for the seat.

Candidate Bio

Phil Krinkie
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
February 1950.
Married to Mary. One daughter (Elizabeth).
Resides in Lino Lakes.
State representative. Owns heating and air conditioning company.
BA, urban studies, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Major political experience:
Elected to state House of Representatives in 1990. Chair of the House Taxes Committee.

Campaign Finances

Total contributions
Total disbursements
Cash on hand
Source: Political MoneyLine.
July 2006

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Candidate Pages

Bachmann easily won the endorsement contest Saturday in Monticello and is looking ahead to the November election. Her three challengers say they are sticking to their pledge not to run in a primary. (05/06/2006)
Rep. Mark Kennedy has set his sights on the U.S. Senate, and there is a heated race underway for the Republican endorsement to take his place in Congress. (Midday, 05/03/2006)
Three of four candidates for the 6th District seat signed a pledge to honor the party endorsement process. But a fourth refused to sign, although he says he'll abide by it. (04/21/2006)
The common campaign theme among the Republican challengers is that Congress doesn't just need more Republicans, it needs more conservative Republicans. (04/17/2006)
Just ahead of a due date for property tax payments - and just weeks before the fall election - rebate checks averaging $205 would begin arriving in the mailboxes of homeowners if House Republican lawmakers get their way. (04/10/2006)
There's always some politics in every policy debate at the Legislature. Republican Reps. Phil Krinkie and Jim Knoblach are taking that to a higher level at the Capitol, because they're running against each other for the same Congressional seat. Some say they're trying to "out-conservatize" each other. (04/07/2006)
Even though the Legislature doesn't have a budget to balance this year, there are a number of tax-related proposals on the table, including eliminating the so-called marriage penalty, raising the state sales tax and the increasing the income tax. (Midday, 04/06/2006)
The Republicans vying for a spot on Minnesota's 6th Congressional District ballot hauled in comparable amounts of campaign cash and, in some cases, looked to the same donors, according to reports that were due Friday. (04/15/2005)
Phil Krinkie, a GOP state representative with a penny-pinching reputation, on Friday joined a swelling field for Minnesota's 6th District congressional seat. (02/25/2005)