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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

DFL U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Ford Bell make a joint appearance as part of Midday's Meet the Candidates series. They are both hoping for strong support from the party faithful in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. (Midday, 03/03/2006)
Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., has set his sights on the U.S. Senate. He's running for the seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton, who is not seeking reelection. (Midday, 03/02/2006)
Ford Bell is one of two Minnesota Demcorats vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate this year. In Midday's ongoing Meet the Candidates series, Bell explains what he'd like to accomplish in Washington. (Midday, 02/24/2006)
Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar is hoping to keep Mark Dayton's U.S. Senate seat in Democratic hands. She's already raised well over $2 million to finance her campaign, putting her second in the money race behind Republican contender Rep. Mark Kennedy. (Midday, 02/23/2006)
Republican lawmakers and Emily's List have emerged as big early players in the Minnesota senate race, an Associated Press review of campaign finance reports shows. (02/16/2006)
MPR's Tom Crann talks with Rep. Mark Kennedy about President Bush's proposed federal budget (02/10/2006)
Trial attorney Mike Ciresi has decided not to enter the race for U.S. Senate in Minnesota. He criticized his own party for "not having a voice for issues ordinary people care about." MPR's Tom Scheck talked with Ciresi. (02/08/2006)
On Thursday, President Bush makes his 18th stop in Minnesota since taking office. Given recent approval ratings, does his appearance cast a negative shadow on GOP candidates here? Or does it fire up the base? (02/01/2006)
DFL candidate Kelly Doran leads the money chase in the Minnesota governor's race, thanks mainly to his own loans. In the Senate race, Mark Kennedy is outpacing DFLer Amy Klobuchar. (01/31/2006)
Children's safety advocate Patty Wetterling said Friday she is ending her Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate, and threw her support to Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar. (01/20/2006)
Rep. Mark Kennedy, an opponent of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, voted for a defense bill Monday that authorizes it. (12/19/2005)
President Bush traveled to Minnesota Friday to raise money for the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy. Bush spoke about the need to be tough on terrorism, and also urged Republicans to elect Kennedy to the Senate. (12/09/2005)
President Bush is in town Friday raising money for Minnesota Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy's U.S. Senate bid. With Bush's poll numbers languishing, will he be able to help Republicn candidates? ( 12/09/2005)
President Bush's fundraising visit in support of Senate candidate Mark Kennedy, comes when the president's approval rating in Minnesota has plunged. If that trend continues, it could hurt the chances in 2006. (12/09/2005)
The Pentagon is tentatively considering reducing the number of troops in Iraq by as many as three brigades over the next year, according to news reports. There are currently 18 brigades on the ground. Is U.S. military strategy in Iraq proving effective? ( 11/25/2005)
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