The Minnesota Republican Party selected Kurt Bills to challenge DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar for her U.S. Senate seat. He vows to help bring fiscal sanity to Washington. The high school economics teacher from Rosemount told GOP convention delegates he is like David fighting the Goliath of Klobuchar and other Washington Democrats. “I humbly ask you to send me to Washington to defeat the giants,” he said.
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State Rep. Kurt Bills joins GOP race to challenge Klobuchar
Bills is a first-term representative from Rosemount, where he teaches high school economics. He says he wants to bring Economics 101 to Washington. He joins two other Republicans hoping to be the party's challenger to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Bills tells Klobuchar he would have voted against Senate farm bill
Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills appeared with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar near Redwood Falls Wednesday, and said he would have voted against the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June because it was too expensive. Bills, who is vying for Klobuchar's Senate seat in November, said he would support a smaller bill if its subsidies would go only to low- and middle-income farmers.
Kurt Bills' Senate campaign coffers nearly empty
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills is in apparent need of dollar bills. The Federal Election Commission reports that the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has just $5,841 in the bank -- approximately 900 times less than Klobuchar's campaign, which has nearly $5.4 million.
Rowdy crowd spurs on U.S. Senate candidates Bills, Klobuchar
In an hour-long debate hosted by Minnesota Public Radio on Thursday, DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Republican challenger Kurt Bills mixed it up to hooting and cheering supporters on both sides. Bills sharply criticized the incumbent's stances and his fans booed her, and she shot back with pointed words of her own.
Bills wants Minnesota more like North Dakota
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills says American farmers should be left alone, with less federal support, much like oil producers in western North Dakota. “My goal is to become North Dakota, not Washington, D.C.,” Bills said Wednesday, referring to that state’s oil boom that he said occurred with little government assistance. Bills is challenging Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who is seeking a second term. The two of them made their first joint appearance Wednesday.
Minn. GOP endorses Kurt Bills to challenge Klobuchar
State Rep. Kurt Bills is the Minnesota Republican Party's pick to face U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in the November election. The first-term Republican nabbed the endorsement to challenge the Democratic incumbent after two ballots at the Minnesota GOP Convention Friday in St. Cloud.
Bills wants full slate of debates with Klobuchar
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's challenger, State Rep. Kurt Bills, says he wants 10 or 12 debates before the November election. But the incumbent has agreed to only two so far. Some political analysts say Klobuchar's strategy is to ignore her opponent.
Klobuchar, Bills meet for final debate
Neither Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., or her Republican challenger Kurt Bills brought up new issues in the last debate of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race Sunday night at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater -- the fourth and final debate between the two before Election Day.
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