Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
Michael Allen Hatch is an American politician, and was Attorney General of Minnesota from 1999 to 2007. In 2006, he was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for governor of Minnesota. He unsuccessfully challenged the re-election bid of Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, in the general election.
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Chance Encounters - Power Line (blog)
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It was a funny convergence: Pawlenty, walking with an older gentleman, approached a street corner at the same time as Mike Hatch, a former DFL Attorney General and Pawlenty's bitter political opponent, also with another man; two lawyers who are
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Better golfing coming to Birkdale Golf Club - Chesterfield Observer (subscription)
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“It is time to get Birkdale back into the condition our members and loyal daily fee golfers deserve,” said Mike Hatch, owner and general manager of Acumen Golf. “The excessive heat from last summer significantly damaged conditions and ongoing
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River Ramblings..... - Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
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He was then was reelected in 2006 with 47 percent of the vote compared to Mike Hatch's 46 percent. After that, he seemed to look elsewhere and was focused on setting himself up for running for president. A lot of his decisions were made with an eye
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Let's Call It Au Revoir. - Hot Air
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But he was the governor we got, as opposed to DFL nominees Roger Moe (2002) or Mike Hatch (2006). Thank God. And while Pawlenty squibbed on several hottish-button conservative issues, he held the line on the bigdaddy animalmotha of them all;
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The scream! Thoughts on the Iowa Republican debate - Twin Cities Planet (blog)
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At one point DFL Gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch stated about Pawlenty: “Look at how desperate he is, he is attacking a woman.” Hatch took heat for that statement but in retrospect he seems prescient. Pawlenty's sexism is his inability to confront
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Matt Tregenza wins Praa Sands Golf Club's Pascoe Memorial Trophy - Falmouth Packet
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Tony Semmens was second with 32 and Mike Hatch third with 28. Anne Griffiths won the Ladies' nine-hole Stableford on Wednesday with 16 points. Wendy Keys was second with 14 and Gail Eastwood third with 12. The fun golf continues on Friday evening;
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Both are to blame - St. James Plaindealer
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Even DFLer, Mike Hatch said that all current office holders should not be re-elected, DFL and GOP alike. Voters stop donating to and voting for candidates of those two parties. Look for candidates who are not from those two parties to vote for!
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T-Paw's Notable Quote - National Review Online
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The Star-Tribune piece — published in August 2006 when Pawlenty was fighting to be reelected (in November, Pawlenty's margin of victory over Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Mike Hatch was less than a percentage point) — paints Pawlenty as a
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Shutdown suit reveals rift between Dayton and Swanson over constitutional issue - MinnPost.com
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Ironically, in 2005, when Mike Hatch was attorney general and Tim Pawlenty was governor, the two offices took almost identical legal positions heading into the shutdown, despite the partisan differences and personal rivalry between Hatch and Pawlenty,
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Going Nowhere Fast: Debt Talks Stagnate While 2012 Wildcard Emerges (The Note) - ABC News (blog)
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Mike Hatch. DFLers grumble that Pawlenty didn't win either race, but that between the Wellstone plane crash in 2002 and Hatch's losing his temper in 2006 they lost the races. It's likely a little of both, but in the end, Pawlenty is used to playing
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Was Tim Pawlenty Really Popular in Minnesota? - The Nation. (blog)
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(He got 44 percent in 2002 and 47 percent, to Democrat Mike Hatch's 46 percent, in 2006). “Both elections featured Independent candidates, which exit polls showed drew more votes from Democrats in close races,” says Jacobs
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Divisions tight as finish line nears - Juneau Empire
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The Patriots from Mike Hatch Jeep rounded out the night when they four-wheeled Alaska Towing 21-10. B'Attitudes have a one-game lead over Mt. Roberts Traminators with only one game to go, so it could be an exciting finish
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Minnesota Shutdown 2011: Budget Dispute Takes Toll On State Workers, Local ... - Huffington Post
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There hasn't yet been a ruling on the petition for the Minnesota Zoo to remain open during the government shutdown, but zoo attorney Mike Hatch and Gov. Mark Dayton's attorney David Lillehaug on Friday afternoon presented arguments for and against,
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'Pilgrim's' party will help others - Arizona Daily Star
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By Cathalena E. Burch Cburch@azstarnet.com Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:00 am | Comments COURTESY OF BILL CASHMAN / CAVERN STUDIOS Mike Hatch, left, Ricky Dean Pegram, top center, Rick Nuttall, bottom center, and Bill Cashman
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Will the Hmong Sports Festival happen in 2011? - Twin Cities Planet
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Referring to the 2006 court ordered restrictions mandated by then state Attorney General Mike Hatch, Yang produces a court document outlining a number of rules that Lao Family must comply with in organizing the Sports Festival
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Constitutional challenge to 'soft' government shutdown looms - MinnPost.com (blog)
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The Swanson filing closely follows the pattern set in 2005, when her boss and mentor Mike Hatch was attorney general. On June 15, 2005, Hatch petitioned the Ramsey County District Court to rule that the core functions of the executive branch must be
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Your turn: Simple facts can debunk DFL myths - St. Cloud Times
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Each week during “Almanac's” political roundtable, Mike Hatch, Denise Cardinal or another DFL pundit says that Gov. Tim Pawlenty's “no new taxes” budgets triggered gigantic property tax increases. There's verifiable proof that did not happen statewide
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State Government Shutdown? Still Anyone's Guess - Patch.com
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Tim Pawlenty and Attorney General Mike Hatch agreed to have recently-retired State Supreme Court Judge Ed Stringer rule on what state services were essential—and therefore had to continue even during the shutdown. “I don't see that happening in the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Hatch
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 58
    Hatch returned to private law practice after his term ended in January 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He ruled out a future race for governor, but kept open the possibility of public service in the future.
  • 2006
    Age 57
    On November 7, 2006, Hatch narrowly lost the general election in a four-way race between himself, Pawlenty, the Independence Party candidate, Peter Hutchinson, and the Green Party candidate, Ken Pentel.
    More Details Hide Details Pawlenty made illegal immigration an issue, running ads accusing Hatch of trying to give college tuition to illegal immigrants. Hatch responded with an ad saying that illegal immigration laws had not been enforced under Pawlenty's tenure. Pawlenty also ran ads accusing Hatch of being responsible for raising health care costs, a claim Hatch refuted. Pawlenty campaigned on a record of leading the state through hard times, balancing record budget deficits without raising major state tax rates and without diminishing the state's "nation-leading" status by most socioeconomic indicators. One of the biggest flaps in the campaign came when Hatch allegedly called a reporter a "Republican whore" for questioning him about Dutcher's inability to identify E85, which is an important component of Minnesota's economy. Hatch disputed the allegation, claiming he had said "Republican hack." Hatch ran ahead in Minneapolis, St. Paul and their inner-ring suburbs. He had big margins in the DFL strongholds around Duluth and the Iron Range. Pawlenty won by piling up big margins in suburban counties as well as in central and southern Minnesota regions anchored by St. Cloud and Rochester.
  • 2005
    Age 56
    In 2005 Hatch helped negotiate discounted hospital fees for uninsured patients in the state.
    More Details Hide Details As of June 2005, 58 out of 140 Minnesota hospitals (which take in about 75% of the patients in the state) have agreed to the plan. Uninsured families that earn less than $125,000 per year will now pay reduced rates—in many cases the best rates available if they had been insured. Signatories so far include Fairview Health Services and the Mayo Clinic. Hennepin County Medical Center and HealthPartners are two of the largest hospital systems that have not yet agreed, but they are expected to do so in the near future. Hatch and his wife, Patti, an elementary school teacher, are the parents of three daughters. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), Hatch received the party endorsement in June at the DFL state convention in Rochester, Minnesota. The endorsement was not binding. In the battle for the endorsement, Hatch defeated state senators Steve Kelley and Becky Lourey. Kelley conceded, but Lourey indicated she would still run in the September primary. Hatch selected former state auditor Judi Dutcher (who had left the Republican party in 2000) as his lieutenant governor candidate, and went on to win the September primary.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 49
    In 1998 he was elected State Attorney General, a position to which he was reelected in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details For a short time in 1966, Hatch served with the Merchant Marine, eventually returning to the University of Minnesota Duluth to finish his degree.
  • 1990
    Age 41
    Hatch ran in and lost gubernatorial primaries against Perpich, in 1990, and against John Marty, in 1994.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 31
    Hatch was a lawyer in private practice and became the chairman of the State DFL Party in 1980, before Governor Rudy Perpich appointed Hatch to his Cabinet as Commissioner of the state Department of Commerce, a position he served in from 1981 to 1989.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 17
    Hatch, a 1966 graduate of East High School (Duluth, Minnesota), went on to earn his bachelor's degree in political science (with honors) from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1970, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1973.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on November 12, 1948.
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