Erik Paulsen

Erik Paulsen
MPR photo/Tom Weber

Election Coverage from MPR

When the 111th Congress convenes in Washington today, Minnesota will have a new face in the U.S. House of Representatives: Erik Paulsen. (01/06/2009)
Highlights from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute's panel on "The Minnesota Tradition of Fair Elections." (Midday, 12/11/2008)
Erik Paulsen will become Minnesota's newest U.S. Representative. (11/05/2008)
In spite of millions of dollars in TV ad spending by national Democratic groups, Minnesota's 3rd District congressional seat will remain in Republican hands. (11/05/2008)
After eight debates and $8 million worth of television ads, the race for Congress in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District is coming down to the ground game. DFLer Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and Independence Party candidate David Dillon are making their final push to get their supporters out to the polls. (11/03/2008)
With eight days to go until the election, the candidates for Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District held their last debate today on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday program. (10/27/2008)
With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, three challengers seek to fill his seat: Republican Erik Paulsen, DFLer Ashwin Madia and Independence Party candidate David Dillon. All three candidates stop by Midday's studio to discuss key issues in their race for Congress. (Midday, 10/27/2008)
The three candidates running to represent Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District have their seventh and final debate today on MPR's Midday program. The race unfolding in the Minneapolis suburbs is one of the most competitive and most expensive in the country. (10/26/2008)
In contrast to the negative TV ads running in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District, the candidates for that seat held a largely civil debate last night in Edina. (10/23/2008)
U.S. Senator Norm Coleman says the heated rhetoric of the campaign season may have fueled acts of vandalism at the homes of six Minnesota elected officials. (10/22/2008)

Candidate snapshot

Party: Republican


Date of Birth: 05/14/1965

Place of Birth: Bakersfield, California

Education: BA, Mathematics, Saint Olaf College

Positions Held: Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1994-present; Majority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2003-2006

Business/Professional Experience: Business Analyst, Target Corporation; Former Investment Analyst; Former Marketing Employee, Cable Value Network


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