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Minnesota Senate poll shows name ID problem for Bills

September 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A new poll in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race shows that well more than half of respondents didn’t recognize the name Kurt Bills, a central problem for the Republican challenger to Sen. Amy Klobuchar with the election less than six weeks away. Continue Reading

Bills, Klobuchar meet in U.S. Senate candidate forum in Duluth

September 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and challenger, Minnesota Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, agree on the need to fix a dysfunctional Congress. The two participated in a candidate forum Tuesday at the Duluth Playhouse sponsored by the News Tribune editorial board and the Duluth Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading

GOP Senate candidate: ‘I think I can, I think I can’

July 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kurt Bills considers himself “The Little Engine That Could.” Instead of the children’s book version of a little locomotive delivering toys over a mountain while repeating “I think I can,” Republican Bills is trying to deliver votes for his U.S. Senate campaign over a rugged and steep political path. Continue Reading

Minnesota 3rd party gets contested Senate primary

June 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two people are vying to be the Independence Party candidate for U.S. Senate in the fall, but its chairman said Wednesday that Minnesota’s third major party is focused on legislative races this year and neither candidate should expect help. Continue Reading

Klobuchar, unanimously endorsed by DFL, trumpets her work with GOP

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stood in front of 1,100 mostly liberal Democrats concerned if she talked too much about working with Republicans. “I was wondering how this is going to go over,” she said in an interview after Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborites unanimously endorsed her for a second six-year Senate term. Continue Reading

Bills backs US budget cutting agencies, aid

May 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills says he would support eliminating four federal Cabinet departments, instituting a 17-percent flat tax for individuals and corporations, means-testing Social Security and raising the retirement age. Continue Reading

Bills takes early lead for Minnesota GOP Senate endorsement

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota state Rep. Kurt Bills has jumped to an early lead in the race for U.S. Senate endorsement at the Republican State Convention. Continue Reading

Latest candidate in Minnesota U.S. Senate race is freshman state Sen. Bills

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican state Rep. Kurt Bills of Rosemount, Minn., said he wants to “bring Econ 101 to Washington.” Continue Reading

Minnesota lawmaker Bills to announce U.S. Senate intentions

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

GOP State Rep. Kurt Bills, a freshman Republican, planned to announce his campaign intentions today in his hometown of Rosemount. A Ron Paul backer, Bills said earlier in the week that he was seriously considering a run. Continue Reading