Monday, August 6, 2012
Humphrey-Mondale Dinner, Chick-Fil-A and other food for thought on the Fifth District campaign trail with Keith Ellison and Chris Fields.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
The Fifth District congressman also received criticism from Republican challenger Chris Fields over his fundraising.
Congressman Keith Ellison is calling for a list of members and donors behind the National Federation of Independent Business, an organization currently challenging the federal Affordable Care Act. According to a recent article in the Star Tribune, the paper reports Ellison's proposed disclosure is not likely to happen. The NFIB has not directly responded to Ellison's request for information. A spokeswoman for the NFIB said the organization has no plans to disclose its donor or member lists, adding that the allegations contained in Ellison's letter are without merit. Ellison and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Raul Grijalva sent a letter to the National Federation of Independent Business' president, calling on the organization to …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Fields is lone Republican; Boisclair and Iverson set up DFL primary.
Three men filed by Tuesday's deadline to challenge U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota's Fifth District in Congress. Chris Fields is the lone Republican candidate. He won the endorsement at the Fifth District GOP convention over Lynne Torgerson, who after lambasting "Ron Paul libertarians" at the convention announced that she would end her campaign. Michael Katch, who had earlier indicated he was a Republican candidate, did not file. On the DFL side, Gary Boisclair and Gregg A. Iverson joined Ellison in filing as candidates. Boisclair, who has posted graphic campaign ads online, listed a West Virginia address as his residence, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Ellison, Fields and Iverson all listed …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Her new Christians United group 'may make some peoples' heads explode'
A day after slamming Republican delegates in Minnesota's Fifth District as "Ron Paul Libertarians," GOP candidate Lynne Torgerson said she is leaving the race for the seat in Congress occupied by three-term DFL incumbent Keith Ellison. "No, I am not going to continue running in this election cycle," Torgerson wrote in an email to Fridley Patch Tuesday. "The Party is free to fully support Chris Fields." Fields is the rival Republican candidate who won the backing of Fifth District party delegates on the first ballot at their convention Saturday. Not Done Yet "By the way, I am not done yet . . . just going to have some fun for awhile," Torgerson said Tuesday. She is forming a new organization: I recently founded Christian[s] United in …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Ellison rival posts statement after Republicans endorse Fields.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Lynne Torgerson, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, posted the statement below at her campaign website Monday. (On Saturday, party delegates endorsed Chris Fields to challenge incumbent DFLer Keith Ellison.) On Saturday, April 14, 2012, I attended the Republican 5th Congressional District Endorsing Convention. There was a stage at the front of the room. Approximately 6 people were seated on the stage. Every person seated was a Ron Paul Libertarian. The Convention was overrun by Ron Paul Libertarians. More than 2/3 of the delegates were Ron Paul Libertarians. When I mentioned that we were at a Republican Convention, they laughed out loud. They began the Convention. There was no opening prayer. Not even a mention of it. There was also …
Monday, March 19, 2012
With warm weather, the congressional campaign heated up.
What issues grab you in the Fifth District Congressional contest?
Monday, February 6, 2012
MN congressman, GOP rival issue YouTubes.
A new, web-only "Super Bowl ad" from GOP congressional candidate Chris Fields hits U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) for having few of his bills pass. The ad, titled "We Deserve Better", has music (but no voiceover) accompanying a series of images of Ellison—including a recent photo of the congressman on the floor of the House of Representatives holding an Elmo doll—and this on-screen text: "Meet career politician Keith Ellison. He's good at giving speeches. He gives a lot of interviews. And he has a lot of friends. But what has he accomplished? Not much. Since 2010 Rep. Ellison has authored or co-authored 302 bills in Congress. Only 3 of these 302 bills have become law. Less than a 1% success rate. In the next two years you have a greater …
Monday, December 26, 2011
The day before Christmas Eve, a Fifth District resident heard she could stay.
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