Politics with Corey Mitchell

Emmer raises $206,000 in race to replace Bachmann

Former gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. Tom Emmer is the leading fundraiser in the race to replace retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Emmer reported $206,000 in campaign contributions through the first three months of 2014, while his opponents continue to rely largely on their own bank accounts. Anoka County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah and former state Rep. Phil Krinkie continued fund their own campaigns, with Sivarajah giving her campaign $170,000 while Krinkie spent $50,000 of his own money.

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Sund hires campaign staff

Democratic congressional candidate Sharon Sund has hired former DFL gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza as her finance director and Blair Lawton, the state coordinator for Organizing for Action, as her campaign manager. Sund is challenging  Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen in the Third Congressional District.

Bachmann to address grads at alma matter

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will deliver the commencement address at Oral Roberts University’s spring graduation ceremony on May 3. Bachmann graduated from the evangelical school. In 1979, Bachmann was a member of the first class of the O. W. Coburn School of Law, which was a part of Oral Roberts University. The law school closed in 1985.

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  • Former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice speaks as part of the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series, at 5 p.m., at Northrop Auditorium.

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