On Monday evening, the House Government Operations and Elections Committee will hear the Vikings stadium proposal bill. The 15-member committee is the latest hurdle for the proposal if it will see a vote before the House this session. Here is a roundup of some of the coverage in anticipation of the highly anticipated hearing:
On Saturday, the DFL will endorse challengers to face Rep. Erik Paulsen and Rep. Michele Bachmann in November.
DFL delegates from CD3 will choose to endorse one of two candidates to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives: Brian Barnes or Sharon Sund.
By Andrew Thomason | Statehouse News Online
WAUKESHA — Candidates running in the Wisconsin Republican primary for the U.S. Senate tried to use their backgrounds, not their stances on the issues, to distinguish themselves during a debate Wednesday night here.
Some form of the phrase “I agree with my opponent” was common during the 90-minute debate among the four candidates hoping to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis.
U.S. Senate hopefuls Jeff Fitzgerald, Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann and Kip Smith agreed on most of the issues raised during the debate — less spending by the federal government, no new taxes and repeal of the national health-care law.
Rep. Lyle Koenen (DFL-Clara City) won Tuesday’s special election in Senate District 20 over GOP candidate Gregg Kulberg. The seat was vacated by the late Sen. Gary Kubly, who passed away on March 2 after a two-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
With roughly 7200 votes cast, Koenen received 54 percent of the vote to Kulberg’s 40 percent. Independence candidate Leon Greenslit garnered 5 percent.
For some, politics is more than just a passing interest – it is a family affair. This is especially true this year when it comes to running for office in for the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives.
So far in 2012, three sets of brothers have already filed for office, seeking a seat in the Minnesota legislature.