Congressional politics invaded Peder Engebretson’s ninth grade government class Monday, May 20 when U.S. Rep. Erik Paulson made a visit to the Compass Program at Bell Center, one of Anoka-Hennepin’s alternative high school programs in Coon Rapids. Paulsen’s visit offered the classes students a rare glimpse into the everyday life of a congressman, from the [...]
Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third U.S. Congressional District race against Democratic challenger Brian Barnes. With all of the votes tallied Wednesday morning, Paulsen won with 58 percent of the 382,715 votes cast for the race. Paulsen gave his victory speech Tuesday night when approximately 50 percent of precincts had reported [...]
Garnering more than 90 percent of the vote, U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen held commanding lead over challenger John W. Howard III in the Republican U.S. Congressional Dist. 3 Primary Election Aug. 14. Paulsen earned 18,762 votes (90.19 percent) to Howard’s 2,032 (9.81 percent). Paulsen will face DFLer Brian Barnes in the General Election in November.