Tag Archives: Sona Mehring

MN-02 : How Worried Is Cantor About Losing Kline’s Seat ?

After noting that Erik Paulsen received strong financial support from the Medical Device industry this quarter, it seems appropriate to review John Kline’s FEC filing. Yes, there are contributions from special interests that would be concerned with legislation that Chairman Kline may consider in the Education and Workforce Committee, but what struck out were the […]

Paulsen Votes With Party Rejecting Study and Poll

With a record number of women in the workforce and two-thirds of women functioning as primary or co-bread winners for their families, one would think that a savvy politician like Erik Paulsen would read the Wall Street Journal for indicators of how voters feel on issues. Well, Representative Paulsen, who voted against the Lily Ledbetter […]

Kline Blocks Vote Against Fair Pay; Resulting in Discharge Petition

Chairman John Kline (R-MN-02) did not speak on the House floor yesterday, but his actions — and inactions — were discussed. Two matters were being discussed … Chairman Kline’s H. R. 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act which effectively prevents American employees from seeking remedies when their rights are violated under the National […]

192 CoSponsors Regret Another Happy (Un)Equal PayDay !

Minnesota women have the highest labor force participation in the nation and educational attainment continues to grow. With this remarkable increase in women’s participation in the economy, more and more families are reliant on women’s paychecks to make ends meet. If we are serious about ensuring fairness for all, about leaving no child behind, and […]

MN-02 : Kline Gets More Attention

During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates – including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators – all the first women to represent their states in the Senate. With that election in the rear view mirror, the group is already reviewing […]

Revisiting Editorial: John Kline has earned sixth term

With the announcement of Sona Mehring and Mike Obermueller candidacies to represent Minnesota’s Second District for the 2014 election, it seems appropriate to review the Star-Tribune 2012 Endorsement. There’s a long list of issues — health reform and tax policy top the list — on which we disagree with Second District Republican Rep. John Kline. […]

MN-02 : Sona Mehring Announces Campaign Website

With a simple message, Sona Mehring announces her campaign to unseat John Kline (R-MN-02): When a friend was in a time of crisis, I stepped up with an innovative idea to help her solve a problem. That idea became CaringBridge and has helped millions of families get through challenging times. Well, there is a crisis […]