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4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits

U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his Republican challenger Mike McFadden by double digits, but that lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Franken gets the backing of 49 percent of likely voters, while McFadden gets 36 percent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Minnesota

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Caller

PAC Mocks Al Franken's SNL Past [VIDEO]

The conservative Rescue The Senate PAC has released a new video mocking Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's past as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live. Franken leads Republican challenger Mike McFadden by less than ten points in his re-election bid with two months to go until an Election Day on which Republicans are expected to make sizable congressional gains.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Conservative Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Naomi

Election 2014: MN Governor - Hannah Nicollet, the Independence Party candidate

Before I get into the Governor's race here, a brief recap of the Independence Party. Back in 1992, eccentric Texas billionaire Ross Perot ran for President as an independent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Nicollet, MN, Perot Sys, Computers, IT Services, The Reform Party of the United States of America

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Northfield.org

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to Speak

Addressing the topic "Why Minnesota is #1 in Elections and Voter Turnout", Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will be the Fall Kick-off speaker at the League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls event on Saturday, September 20. The public is cordially invited to attend this event that will be held at 9:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield. There will be coffee and treats served before and after the presentation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, 9, Cannon Falls, MN

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Fox News

Minnesota Senate race: Will the joke be on Al Franken this time?

The big question in the Minnesota Senate race is what happened to the real Al Franken? As a conservative Republican, I do not travel in his circles, but I am always struck by the contrast between what made Al Franken great and the truly mediocre approach that he thinks will get him re-elected to his Senate seat. Franken was a brilliant comedian who could carry a sketch and keep his audience in stitches, especially during his years on "Saturday Night Live."

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Related Topix: Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Conservative Political News, Opinion

The Miami Herald

Outside groups gobble up TV airtime

The American Action Network, a Republican-allied group backed by former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, says it plans to spend $600,000 in ads against Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan in his re-election bid against Republican Stewart Mills. The group announced its new campaign Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Rick Nolan, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Daily Beast

Team Romney Schooling 2016's RepublicansBy Josh Rogin

The 'John Hay Initiative' has been working secretly for over a year to keep a large part of the Romney foreign policy team together, and it's ready to help top contenders-even Hillary. Early in 2013, leaders of the foreign policy team that guided presidential candidate Mitt Romney regrouped under a new banner and began working to influence lawmakers and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, keeping their work secret.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Tim Pawlenty, US Governors

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration

Sen. Al Franken listens during a discussion of worker training programs when he visited manufacturing company Relco in Willmar, Minn., last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Amy Klobuchar, Willmar, MN

Los Angeles Times

Al Franken takes Senate job seriously

Sen. Al Franken places an "I voted" sticker on his coat at a polling station in Minneapolis after casting his ballot in the primary.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Publishing, Media, Star Tribune, Hillary Clinton

Fri Aug 29, 2014

TwinCities

Franken, McFadden camps battle over debates

The two major candidates for U.S. Senate have not yet finalized a debate schedule, and both sides blamed the other Friday for negotiating in bad faith.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Duluth, MN, Redwood Falls, MN

Thu Aug 28, 2014

National Journal

Finding Al Franken

The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, St. Paul, MN

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSTP

Survey/Usa KSTP-TV Poll: Franken Leads McFadden in Us Senate Race

After winning his 2008 election to the U.S. Senate by the narrowest of margins, Senator Al Franken starts his 2014 general election campaign with a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, Minnesota, Minnesota Government

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Elm Grove

Filabuster promised to prevent Franken Senate seating

Al Franken has truly turned Minnesota election law into a Frankenstein of a monster--something the election laws were never intended to do: enable stealing an election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, John Cornyn, Journalism, Matt Drudge

Washington Examiner

Republicans need to be ready for Democratic election lawfare

Could Mike McFadden, the GOP nominee for Minnesota 's U.S. Senate seat, best Democratic incumbent Al Franken on Election Day, Nov. 4, and lose the race in overtime? The last Republican to face Franken, former Sen. Norm Coleman, did just that, losing a recount battle that was, according to most observers, a well-run Democratic legal and media blitz ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Minnesota, Senator Ron Johnson, Bob Beauprez, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Kos

MN-Supreme Court Race: Al Franken's Legal Genius can't stop Grinning

After the 2008-2009 US Senate Recount here in MN, David Lillehaug, leader of the Franken legal squad that ran circles around Norm Coleman's LSAT flunkees, went back to less-public practice.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, Republican, US Governors, Wedding, Minnesota

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Franken and McFadden to debate three more times before election

Senator Al Franken's campaign announced today that there will be three more debates between Democrat Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden before the November election.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Minnesota

The Atlantic

Is the 'Sympathy Vote' Real?

Last Wednesday, Eduardo Campos, the Socialist Party politician and third-place candidate in Brazil's presidential race, was on a short morning flight from Rio de Janeiro to SA o Paulo when his plane hit bad weather along the coast and crashed in a residential neighborhood.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Benazir Bhutto

Mon Aug 18, 2014

US News & World Report

Cato Institute Experts Call on Congressional Staffers to Edit Wikipedia

Here's one way bored staffers can kill time during this summer's sleepy August recess.

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Related Topix: Retail, Cato, Apparel, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

The Hill

Is Al Franken vulnerable?

After winning by just 312 votes in 2008, Sen. Al Franken sought to keep his head down and shed his comedian persona.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Comedy, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Aug 17, 2014

CBS Local

Talking Points: 6th District Congressional Candidate Tom Emmer

She is one of the nation's most controversial members of Congress and in just a few months Rep. Michele Bachmann will be leaving office.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Dayton, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Senator Al Franken

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