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Encyclopedia > Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch

In office
January, 1999 – January, 2007
Preceded by Hubert H. Humphrey III
Succeeded by Lori Swanson

Born November 12, 1948
Duluth, Minnesota
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse Patti Hatch
Profession Attorney

Mike Hatch (born November 12, 1948) is an American politician, and was attorney general of Minnesota from 1999 - 2007. In 2006, he was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for governor. He challenged the reelection bid of incumbent Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty in the general election. Image File history File links Hatch1. ... Minnesotas Attorney Generals Territory Lorenzo A. Babcock 1849-1853 Lafayette Emmett 1853-1858 State Charles H. Berry 1858-1860 Gordon E. Cole 1860-1866 William J. Colville 1866-1868 Francis R. E. Cornell 1868-1874 George P. Wilson 1874-1880 Charles M. Start 1880-1881 William J. Hahn 1881... Hubert Horatio Skip Humphrey III is the son of former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey II and Muriel Humphrey. ... Lori Swanson is the Attorney-General-elect of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... A governor or governour (archaic) is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ...

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Early life and career

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 in 1973. 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 Commissioner of Commerce, a position he served from 1981-1989. In 1990 Hatch ran, and lost, in a primary against Perpich, and again in 1994, against John Marty. In 1998 he was elected as State Attorney General, a position to which he was re-elected in 2002. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... East High School (also known as Duluth East) is the largest of three public secondary schools in Duluth, Minnesota. ... The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a regional university part of the University of Minnesota System located in Duluth, Minnesota. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Equality and the balancing of interests under law is symbolised by a blindfold and weighing scales For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Rudy Perpich (June 27, 1928–September 21, 1995) was an American dentist and politician. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... John Marty is a State Senator for Minnesota and a former candidate for Minnesota Governor. ...


For a short time in 1966, Hatch served with the Merchant Marine, eventually returning to the University of Minnesota Duluth to finish his degree. The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a regional university part of the University of Minnesota System located in Duluth, Minnesota. ...


In 2005, he helped negotiate discounted hospital fees for uninsured patients in the state. 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 US$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. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in June June 27: Shelby Foote June 27: John T. Walton June 26: Richard Whiteley June 25: John Fiedler June 25: Chet Helms June 24: Paul Winchell June 21: Jaime Cardinal Sin June 20: Jack Kilby... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... Main campus in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. ... Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is a Level I trauma center based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the county seat of Hennepin County. ...


Hatch and his wife Patti, an elementary school teacher, have three daughters.

Mike Hatch and Judi Dutcher
Mike Hatch and Judi Dutcher

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2006 Campaign for Governor

A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Hatch received the party endorsement in June, 2006 at the DFL state convention in Rochester, Minnesota. The party's endorsement was not binding. In the battle for this endorsement, Hatch defeated state senators Steve Kelley and Becky Lourey. Sen. Kelley conceded, but Sen. Becky Lourey indicated she would still run in the September primary. Hatch selected former state auditor Judi Dutcher as his lieutenant governor candidate, and went on to win the September primary. The 2006 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Olmsted Founded 1854 Mayor Ardell Brede Area    - City 103. ... Steve Kelley (born January 8 1953) current state Senator from Minnesota. ... Minnesota DFL State Senator Becky Lourey. ... Judith H. Dutcher is an American politician who served as the Minnesota State Auditor from 1995-2003 as both a Republican and Democrat. ...


On November 7, 2006, Hatch narrowly lost the general election, 47% to 46%, in a four-way race between himself, Pawlenty, the Independence Party candidate, Peter Hutchinson and the Green Party candidate, Ken Pentel. After Pawlenty opted out of spending limits, Hatch followed suit. Pawlenty outspent Hatch by $1 million. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... Peter Hutchinson (born December 17, 1949) is a candidate for the office of governor of Minnesota in the 2006 election. ... Ken Pentel is a political activist working in the Green Party of Minnesota. ...


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 has also ran ads accusing Hatch of being responsible for raising health care costs, a claim that 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 on most socio-economic indicators.


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, MN. This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Location in Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. ... Duluth is the name of some places in the United States of America: Duluth, Minnesota - on Lake Superior Duluth, Georgia - a suburb of Atlanta See also the French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut. ... Saint Cloud or St. ... Rochester is a city located in Olmsted County, Minnesota. ...


Dan Hofrenning, a political scientist from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, said it was noteworthy that Hatch turned in the best election performance by a DFL gubernatorial candidate in decades. According to Hofrenning, in the three previous gubernatorial elections, the DFL candidate never broke 40% in the polls. [[1]] St. ... Northfield is a city in Rice County, Minnesota. ...


In his concession speech, Hatch advocated that legislators get back to "sitting down and getting to know each other in private" in order to establish common ground for bipartisan legislation, and called for an end to partisan rancor. Had the Hatch/Dutcher ticket been successful, he stated that it would have been one of the first goals of his administration.


Hatch had announced plans to return to private law practice after his term ended in January 2007. He ruled out a future race for governor, yet kept open the possibility of public service in the future. [[2]] In an apparent change of heart, Hatch announced on January 2, 2007 that he would continue to work within the Attorney General's Office under Lori Swanson.


Electoral history

Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
  • 2006 Race for Governor - General Election
    • Tim Pawlenty (GOP) 46.7%
    • Mike Hatch (DFL), 45.7%
  • 2006 Race for Governor - Democratic Primary
  • 2002 Race for state Attorney General
    • Mike Hatch (DFL) (inc.), 55%
    • Tom Kelly (R), 41%
  • 1998 Race for state Attorney General
    • Mike Hatch (DFL), 48%
    • Charlie Weaver (R), 44%
    • Jim Mangan (Reform), 6%

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (820x1300, 364 KB) Photo I took 2006-08-21 of state attorney general Mike Hatch in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (820x1300, 364 KB) Photo I took 2006-08-21 of state attorney general Mike Hatch in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Minnesota DFL State Senator Becky Lourey. ...

External links

  • Campaign 2006: Mike Hatch (Minnesota Public Radio)

References

  • Josephine Marcotty (June 2, 2005). More hospitals agree to discounts for uninsured. Star Tribune.
  • Mike Hatch biography provided by the Office of the Attorney General
Preceded by
Hubert H. Humphrey III
Minnesota Attorney General
1999 – 2007
Succeeded by
Lori Swanson

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