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

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

How Does The GOP Tax Bill Affect Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District?

According to Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen (R), an "average family of four in the Third District” could see “[close] to a $5,000 tax cut" thanks to the GOP's 2017 tax bill. But Democratic challenger Dean Phillips says that because state and local tax deductions are capped at just $10,000, the tax bill will actually cause residents … Continue reading How Does The GOP Tax Bill Affect Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District?

Paulsen’s Movement On Guns Is Too Little, Too Late

Last week, in the wake of yet another school shooting, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) finally moved to support stronger gun control measures. Paulsen expressed support for a ban on bump stocks, the trigger modification device that allows shooters to transform their semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic weapons. Last year, a shooter armed with a bump … Continue reading Paulsen’s Movement On Guns Is Too Little, Too Late

The Dean Phillips Campaign Is Gaining Steam

The 2018 mid-term elections are just months away, and Rep. Erik Paulsen’s main Democratic challenger, Dean Phillips, is working diligently to unseat him. A longtime resident with a background in business, Phillips has been making the rounds through the 3rd Congressional District in what used to be a milk truck. Phillips describes himself as “fiscally responsible, socially … Continue reading The Dean Phillips Campaign Is Gaining Steam