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U.S. Senate: John Uldrich

John Uldrich, who describes himself as a "centrist Republican," launched his campaign on February 22, 2006. He is the father of Jack Uldrich, who briefly was a candidate under the Independence Party banner. In announcing his campaign, Uldrich said "given the major issues of national debt, national security, Social Security, medical care & costs, energy and the looming threat of global warming, leadership with broad experience is what is called for." Uldrich says he served two years active duty in the Marines and says he "served the country with two covert missions in 1956 - one in Yugoslavia and the other in the USSR." He was the co-founder of Vexilar Inc., an international marketing company of marine electronics and related consumer-oriented product line. He also is interested in aviation. He and his wife, according to Uldrich, located, retrieved and repatriated remnants of the Doolittle Raid (1942) Plane #5 - Lt. Paul Gray's "Whiskey Pete." His campaign slogan was "together we can re-invent America." Uldrich received just over 6 percent of the vote in his primary loss.

Candidate Bio

John Uldrich
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
1936, Grand Rapids, Minn.
Resides in Minneapolis.
Business executive, teacher, writer, patient's advocate at Minneapolis VA.
Bachelor of Science Degree, 1960, Political Science Major, English/Psychology Minor, St. John's University, (MN); Completed course credits for a master's, Asian Studies (focus China/Japan/Korea). University of Pittsburgh (1992-95) and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Issues Attended St. John's University from 1954 to early 1956. Graduated in 1960.
Major political experience:
Candidate for Minneapolis School Board, 2004.

Links and Resources

Campaign Web site:
Document www.johnuldrichforussenate.com

Candidate Pages

Democrat Amy Klobuchar, Republican Mark Kennedy and Independence Party candidate Robert Fitzgerald have all proposed ways to provide more health insurance coverage by controlling the cost of health care. (10/06/2006)
DFL candidate for Senate Amy Klobuchar talks about running for the open seat vacated by Mark Dayton. The campaign for Senate has turned negative in recent days. (Midmorning, 10/02/2006)
The latest ads in the Senate race are about crime in Hennepin County. Mark Kennedy, a Republican, is accusing DFLer Klobuchar of being soft on crime and breaking 1998 campaign promises. (09/29/2006)
DFLer Amy Klobuchar continues to maintain a double-digit lead over Republican Mark kennedy in the U.S. Senate race. (09/25/2006)
A blogger directed Amy Klobuchar's Senate campaign staffer to a competitor's ad through a Web link. The blogger says he did nothing wrong. Some legal experts disagree. (09/21/2006)
Democrat Amy Klobuchar's U.S. Senate campaign has fired its chief spokeswoman, revealing Wednesday that she viewed an unreleased TV ad for Republican candidate Mark Kennedy that may have been illegally obtained. (09/21/2006)
The two leading U.S. Senate hopefuls used an AARP debate Tuesday night to draw distinctions, not just in differences of policy but in honesty and effectiveness. (09/19/2006)
The DFLer is ahead of Kennedy in virtually every demographic category that the poll measured and has extended a lead among moderates and independents over the summer. (09/18/2006)
Clinton's appearance, and the $1 million he took in for Klobuchar, raises the stakes in the battle. Rep. Mark Kennedy responded with a new TV ad. (09/16/2006)
The three major party endorsed candidates running for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat held a heated debate on health care, the war in Iraq and tax policy Friday at the Minnesota State Fair. (09/01/2006)
The three major party-endorsed U.S. Senate candidates participate in a live debate at the Minnesota State Fair. (Midday, 09/01/2006)
The war in Iraq and homeland security are likely to be the biggest issues in this year's U.S. Senate race. The major party candidates have been airing their differences on those topics this week. (08/18/2006)
Mark Kennedy's 2006 Senate campaign has thus far kept a distance from President Bush, at least in TV campaign ads. Kennedy has however used the White House to raise more than $1.5 million in the last year. (08/17/2006)
The war on terror is suddenly getting a lot more attention on the campaign trail. Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates were among the politicians who responded quickly to news of the foiled terrorist plot in London to bomb commercial airliners, pledging their resolve to fight terrorism. (08/10/2006)
The Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota's U.S. Senate race stepped up his criticism Friday of his chief DFL opponent. Republican Congressman Mark Kennedy said Amy Klobuchar has not taken a clear stance regarding the war in Iraq. Kennedy, who is trailing in the polls, said Minnesota's Senate race could determine which party controls the Senate next year. (08/04/2006)
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