His words say ‘no’ but his campaign manager floats a ‘maybe.’ Does the three-term congressman still have one toe in Minnesota’s 2014 Senate pool?
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Will he or won’t he? Until we know for sure, here is a profile of the nine U.S. Senators from the Gopher State who previously served in the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
Two Minnesota-born U.S. Senators have been elected to seats outside of the Gopher State over the last two cycles.
Kurt Bills is running 22 points behind his party’s presidential nominee in Minnesota according to a new Star Tribune poll – on pace to eclipse the worst-ever mark of -17 points since the DFL merger in 1944.
Kurt Bills’ poll numbers show him with the second lowest support of any GOP U.S. Senate nominee since 1944 and third lowest since direct elections began 100 years ago.
A champion of the ‘great compromise,’ Minnesota’s GOP U.S. Senate nominee is open to tax increases and vows, “I don’t care if I have to have a verbal or physical confrontation with Grover Norquist.”
After November, Democrats in the five-state Upper Midwest region could control less than half of the 10 U.S. Senate seats for only the 4th time in 50 Years.
“I think I’ve done a pretty good job, actually.”
Sitting or former Minnesota governors have lost 11 of 12 U.S. Senate campaigns since popular vote elections were introduced 100 years ago.
Only two Democratic Senate candidates in Minnesota have ever reached the 60 percent mark in state history.