Thursday, April 5, 2012
Currently in her third term as Dakota County Commissioner, Gaylord served for 10 years as mayor of South St. Paul.
Another Democrat has entered the race to face off versus U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, in the newly redistricted Second District. Dakota County Commissioner and former South St. Paul mayor Kathleen Gaylord today filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission declaring her intention to run as a DFL candidate for Congress in the Second Congressional District. Goylord joins former Eagan State Rep. Mike Obermueller and Northfield City Councilor Patrick Ganey as candidates seeking the DFL endorsement to run against Kline. "It’s time for new representation in the new (Second) Congressional District,” Gaylord said in a statement after filing. “Voters of all political persuasions are fed up with elected …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Former Eagan Rep. Mike Obermueller has officially declared his intent to seek the DFL nomination for the Second Congressional District while the DNC has targeted John Kline as an incumbent to knock out of office.
The moment the new redistricting-altered maps were released in February, U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, became a target for Democrats. For years, Kline has been as safe a bet during election season as anyone, churning out double-digit election wins every cycle. But the new second district now includes DFL-leaning portions of northern Dakota County, as well as southern Washington County, and doesn't include Republican strongholds such as Carver County. And that has more seasoned Democrats looking at the race with more interest. The Star Tribune is reporting that former State Rep. Mike Obermueller has officially declared his intent to seek the DFL nomination for the Second Congressional District. Obermueller, …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Northfield City Councilman is a development officer at Carleton College.
Patrick Ganey, the second-year Northfield city councilor who this week dropped out of the Minnesta Senate District 20B House race, has declared his intent to seek the DFL's endorsement for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, which includes Lakeville. Congressman John Kline (R-Lakeville) has represented the district since 2003. The following is a press release sent to Northfield Patch: I am announcing that I will seek the DFL endorsement to represent Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Many of the issues that affect our lives are a result of decisions made in Washington, DC, and strong representation will benefit the citizens in this district. Residents and businesses will benefit from…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, was one of just 12 members of congress with perfect attendance.
There are 435 members of the United States Congress, and of those, only 12 had perfect attendance. U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, was one of them. According to congressional voting records, Kline was on hand to vote 948 times in 2011—every opportunity available. It was the fourth time Kline posted a perfect voting attendance record, according to a press release issued by Kline's office, also doing so in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The release also said: "In addition to making every recorded vote, Kline returned home regularly to meet with local officials and constituents, hear their concerns, and work on their behalf in Washington." Kline is in his fifth term and serves as Chairman of the House Education and the …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This letter writer says it's important to protect these programs, which, in turn, she says will benefit all Americans by building a more educated and innovative workforce.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
To the editor, I, along with over one thousand Minnesota residents, signed a petition in July 2011 addressed to Congressman and House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), asking him to renew his commitment to TRiO programs in Minnesota. We signed because we are concerned for the future of thousands of low-income students in Minnesota and across the nation. We signed because we were worried that Congressman Kline, like many others in Congress, was forgetting about the critical importance of TRiO to low-income students across the country. As supporters of the Federal TRiO Programs, which provide academic, financial, and social services to low-income students—from grade school to graduate school, from unemployed …