4 hrs ago
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.
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
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.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Finding Al Franken
The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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.
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)
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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.