Author Archives: Mark Sommerhauser
A state Senate panel heard a presentation Wednesday on a topic with which Central Minnesota commuters have become all too familiar: recurring congestion on Interstate 94 between St. Cloud and the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.
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DFLer Jim Graves says supporters everywhere have urged him to make another go at knocking off Rep. Michele Bachmann in the weeks after his narrow election loss to her Nov. 6.
Graves says he’s gotten more than 1,000 calls or … Hit the jump to read the rest
State Sen. John Pederson says last Tuesday’s thumping of GOP legislative candidates was a “one-off” event that needn’t trigger broader changes to how Republicans pick candidates or communicate with voters.
Pederson, R-St. Cloud, earned his second term in the Senate … Hit the jump to read the rest
Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean is accusing the Minnesota DFL of “racist tactics” in a campaign mailer it sent out against Rep. King Banaian, R-St. Cloud.
The mailer features a photo of Banaian on which a crown has been … Hit the jump to read the rest
With Rep. Michele Bachmann under fire for her response to the explosion at Sartell’s Verso Paper Corp. mill, Sartell Mayor Joe Perske says he wasn’t impressed with Bachmann’s efforts to aid workers affected by the disaster.
Bachmann’s DFL challenger, Jim … Hit the jump to read the rest
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s DFL opponent, Jim Graves, released a pair of new ads today, including its inaugural TV ad and a web spot that rips Bachmann’s response to Sartell’s Verso mill explosion.
DFLer Jim Graves’ campaign has released an internal poll depicting its race with GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann as a statistical toss-up.
The poll pegs support for the three-term incumbent Bachmann, R-Stillwater, at 48 percent compared to 46 percent for Graves, … Hit the jump to read the rest
A Democratic Super PAC is adding Rep. Michele Bachmann to a national list of tea party lawmakers it’s working to defeat.
DFL congressional candidate Jim Graves is distancing himself from the party that endorsed him.
Graves, the DFL challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann, last month told the Times he won’t defend his party’s 2012 standard-bearer, President Barack Obama.
Graves, a hotel … Hit the jump to read the rest