Paulsen Seeks to Distance Himself From Trump in New Ad

Rep. Erik Paulsen, the Republican representing Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, is touting himself as a maverick and a moderate in a new ad produced by his reelection campaign. “When President Donald Trump tried to take away important environmental protections for the Boundary Waters, I said, ‘No way,’” Paulsen says in the ad, which also includes … Continue reading Paulsen Seeks to Distance Himself From Trump in New Ad

Paulsen Taking Another Swing At the Medical Device Tax

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) is taking another swing at repealing the medical device tax. Repealing the 2.3 percent tax – which affects X-ray machines, MRI equipment, and other medical devices that large medical institutions purchase – has been Paulsen’s goal since at least 2010, when he introduced the earliest version of his repeal plan. In … Continue reading Paulsen Taking Another Swing At the Medical Device Tax

Constituents Demand Answers From Paulsen On Trump, Guns, Russia During Town Halls

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R), who represents Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, heard from angry constituents Wednesday during his first town hall event in at least seven years. The three events – hosted in Hamel, Brooklyn Park, and Chanhassen – made it clear that the Third Congressional District is frustrated with Paulsen. Audience members were polite but … Continue reading Constituents Demand Answers From Paulsen On Trump, Guns, Russia During Town Halls

Erik Paulsen Is Hosting His First Town Halls In Years, But They’re Too Little, Too Late

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) on Thursday announced that he would be holding three town halls on Wednesday. The Third Congressional District’s representative will meet with community members who responded to the RSVP form on his site in Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, and Hamel. “Thank you for your interest in joining Congressman Erik Paulsen for a live … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Is Hosting His First Town Halls In Years, But They’re Too Little, Too Late

DFL Endorses Dean Phillips For Congress

Dean Phillips was named the Democratic Farmer-Labor’s candidate for the Third Congressional District earlier this month, and will face Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) in the midterm election this fall. Phillips, a businessman with experience in the gelato and liquor industries, has been building his grassroots campaign for almost a year now, and now boasts 763 … Continue reading DFL Endorses Dean Phillips For Congress

Most Of Paulsen’s Donors Are Outside His District

On the heels of last week's report that most of Rep. Erik Paulsen’s campaign contributions come from corporations and rich donors comes a further revelation: only 25 percent of Paulsen’s donations in 2017 came from donors in Paulsen’s Third Congressional District. The rest of the donations came from 363 individuals and 649 PACs, most of whom … Continue reading Most Of Paulsen’s Donors Are Outside His District

Erik Paulsen’s Biggest Donors Are Corporations And The Ultra-rich

Rep Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has raised over $2 million for his re-election effort in this year’s midterms. But only 2 percent of that total comes from small, individual donations. By contrast, his Democratic colleague Keith Ellison - who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District - has taken 54 percent of his 2018 campaign funding from small donations. Paulsen’s funding sources … Continue reading Erik Paulsen’s Biggest Donors Are Corporations And The Ultra-rich