Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The 5th District congressman has nearly $87,000 cash on hand for the 2014 election.
Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison raised $185,600 in the first quarter of 2013 and has nearly $87,000 cash on hand, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday. The report was the first filing of the campaign season and comes 18 months ahead of the election season. Minnesota’s congressional delegation raised a combined $4.2 million. Democratic Sen. Al Franken topped the list with $1.985 million raised in the first quarter and $2.03 million cash on hand. Click here to read the full Star Tribune story. Sixth District Rep. Michele Bachmann raised the most among Minnesota’s representatives—and fourth overall in the U.S. House, according to USA Today. The $679,522 she raised in the first quarter of 2013 was behind only House Speaker John Boehner, …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
This week's selections include Michele Bachmann's reacting to Obama's State of the Union speech, students sign letters of intent, new stores and a new restaurant.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Family of Accent Signage Victim Sues Company, Shooter's Estate The family of Jake Beneke of Maple Grove says the company should have known shooter Andrew Engeldinger could turn violent. Off-Ice Discussion Around Maple Grove Hockey Still Heated The incident was addressed at a recent Osseo School District School Board meeting. The Maple Grove Senior High boys varsity hockey players were also reportedly asked for feedback about coaches. We Day Minnesota: Breck Student To Co-Host…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Congressman's vote was also echoed by other Minnesota members of Congress ... on both sides of the aisle.
After a heated and divided campaign season, Republicans and Democrats from Minnesota found some common ground last week. Reps. Michele Bachmann (R) and Keith Ellison (D) both voted against increasing the government's debt ceiling for four months Jan. 23. DFLer Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota's fourth congressional district, also voted against the measure. "Giving the president four months of unlimited borrowing authority without a cap on spending is something I cannot support," Bachmann reportedly said. According to the Star Tribune, debt deal proposed by House Speaker John Boehner leaves the $16.4 trillion ceiling where it is, but allows continued borrowing to take place until a new May 18 deadline. Despite the bipartisan …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Fridley's representative and others in Congress from Minnesota reflect on the showdown's climax.
So-called fiscal cliff legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives, with divided, bipartisan support from Minnesota's delegation. How do you expect the 'Fiscal Cliff' bill to affect you? Leave a comment. Fridley's congressman, Keith Ellison, voted in favor of the package, as did the state's other DFLers—except Collin Peterson. Republican John Kline voted in favor but most in the House GOP did not. MinnPost rounded up some of what they said about their votes, along with Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. What neither side is boasting about might be what you notice first: the end of the payroll tax holiday. Here is Ellison's full statement: “Today, I voted for an imperfect bill in order to prevent millions of working and middle …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Graves campaign issued a congratulatory statement to the Bachmann campaign around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Updated - 2 p.m.: The Jim Graves campaign conceded the Sixth Congressional Distrtict race Wednesday morning, issuing a statement via social media. In a Facebook post, Graves said, "I want to congratulate Rep. Bachmann on her victory last night. We wish her and her family the very best. I also want to thank all of the folks who worked so hard on our campaign over the last seven months. Their support has meant the world to me and my family and we are incredibly humbled by their dedication. We remain hopeful that our country can come together and address the pressing issues before us. Thanks again to all. -Jim." Graves told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he "didn't think" he'd take another shot at the seat in two years. When asked that …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings punter and former Chief of Staff for Rep. Michele Bachmann exchanged barbs over the marriage amendment last night on Twitter.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann chief of staff and Bachmann for President Campaign Chair Andy Parrish decided to take the "Chris Kluwe Challenge" and engage the Minnesota Vikings' punter on a virtual discussion about the so-called Gay Marriage amdenment issue. The back-and-forth began after Twitter user @joshuajhovey tweeted some foul language at Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage, an organization that supports the passage of the Marriage Amendment Act. The act would amend the state's constitution to read that marriage is between one man and one woman. After the foul tweet, Parrish called on Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to respond. Kluwe has been an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings punter said he has invited at least 10 prominent Republicans to take part in a debate at 5 p.m. Friday, but none has taken him up on the offer.
With or without someone to debate against, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Minnesota's proposed constitutional marriage amendment. Kluwe, a vocal advocate for gay marriage who has recently been speaking out against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, said he sent invitations to 10 prominent Minnesota Republicans. He is set to take part in a debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis. Twin Cities radio personality Tom Barnard has signed on to act as moderator for the debate. Among those Kluwe claimed on Twitter to have invited and gotten a no: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), whose district borders Fridley. On Thursday afternoon, Kluwe took to Twitter to provide an update …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Despite her controversies, Patch's panel of Minnesota Republicans backs Michele Bachmann and likes her chances in the Sixth District.
Despite her penchant for controversial statements, Sixth District Rep. Michele Bachmann has the support of Minnesota Republicans. In our second "Red Twin Cities" survey, three out of four Republicans said Bachmann, who has been embroiled in public battles with fellow Rep. Keith Ellison and with media types in the past, has their support. And more than 90 percent of our respondents, a total of 54 Republicans from our "Red Twin Cities" panel, said her latest controversies will have no impact on her re-election hopes as she battles challenger Jim Graves of St. Cloud. "Her district already knows her," said one survey responder, "so her eccentricity is already baked in the cake." "The district is very Republican," said another. "She has a …