Optimistic Dean Phillips speaks at Brooklyn Park Town Hall

When Dean Phillips announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, he promised, if elected, to host frequent town halls in the district. Phillips held his fifth town hall meeting on Nov. 23, 2019, at the Brooklyn Park Technical College. About 200 people joined him in the auditorium. The first question was on impeachment and subsequent questions covered a range of constituents concerns.

Women’s March Is Springboard For Rep. Paulsen Challenger Alicia Donahue

Alicia Donahue says she was inspired by the organizing work she did for the Women’s March in St. Paul that drew more about 100,000 people. She says the “momentum” of that event is one of the reasons she “decided I’m ready to take that fight to Washington.”

Erik Paulsen & Terri Bonoff

CD3 Paulsen Bonoff Debate – Captioned Video and Transcript

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi were not in the room, but they were certainly talked about a lot in the first debate in what promises to be a hard fought campaign in Minnesota’s third congressional district.

Terri Bonoff

Bonoff Stumps For DFL Congressional Endorsement In GOP District

State Senator Terri Bonoff probably could have easily won another term in the Minnesota legislature. But she says because the stakes are so high nationally, she is seeking the DFL endorsement for Congress in Minnesota’s third district.

Meffert-Paulsen Debate at MPR

This morning, Democratic-Farm-Labor challenger Jim Meffert debated Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen at Minnesota Public Radio’s studios in St. Paul.

Erik Paulsen Questioned About Climate

Click to Play Congressman Paulsen, MN 3rd CD, responds to a question about his position on climate and a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gasses that are causing climate change. Paulsen said he is against such a tax.

“Moderate” Paulsen Gets Flak Over Right-Wing Votes

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By Bill Sorem
Minnesota 3rd district incumbent Congressman Erik Palsen had one of his infrequent Town Hall meetings Monday, August 2, in Edina, Minnesota. Paulsen has preferred telephone meetings to face-to-face gatherings. A crowd of perhaps 150 met in the Southview School auditorium. About 2/3 of the audience was clearly critical of the congressmen elected as a moderate Republican. Issues raised were war funding, restoring tax cuts for the wealthy (Paulsen preferred to refer to the cut restoration as a tax on small business), his strong right wing stance on climate, health care and similar issues.