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15 hrs ago | 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

Wed Aug 13, 2014

ABC News

Sen. Franken's Re-Election Bid Gets Hollywood Boost

Now, as the Minnesota Democrat and former comedian faces reelection, entertainers are once again pitching in on his behalf in his contest with Republican challenger, Mike McFadden.

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

Star Tribune

As polls close, McFadden leading challenger Abeler for GOP Senate challenger

Republican political newcomer Mike McFadden jumped to a commanding lead over insurgent challenger state Rep. Jim Abeler in Tuesday's primary election, as both men vied for the chance at a costly and divisive battle against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Senator Al Franken, Democrat, Minnesota

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Switched

Mike McFadden Wins Minnesota Senate Primary To Challenge Al Franken

MARCH 21: U.S. Sen. Al Franken speaks at a news conference March 21, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Al Franken, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Republican, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

ThinkProgress

Iowa Congressman Warns That Democrats Will Steal The 2016 Election

A Republican congressman and his party's nominee for Iowa Secretary of State are accusing Democrats of a secret plan to rig the upcoming election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, US Senate, Chuck Grassley, Katherine Harris, Senator Al Franken, Democrat

ABC News

The Primary Primer: Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin Vote

WHO'S ON THE BALLOT? Voters cast ballots today in Connecticut, Minnesota , and Wisconsin .

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

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Without better disclosure, voters will lose again

Yet again, the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission has deadlocked on a fundamental disclosure question involving whether politically active organizations that try to sway elections must identify their donors.

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Related Topix: Federal Election Commission, Financial Services, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Federal Election Commission stalemate means voters lose, yet again

Yet again, the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission has deadlocked on a fundamental disclosure question involving whether politically active organizations that try to sway elections must identify their donors.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Arlington, VA, Patty Murray, Democrat, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Chamber backs McFadden as groups tune into race

Chamber political director Rob Engstrom says the Minnesota race is among the top 10 Senate priorities but wouldn't say how much the organization will spend there.

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

Sun Aug 03, 2014

TwinCities

In GOP Senate race, Abeler is underdog to well-funded McFadden

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," read the title of a recent news release from U.S. Senate candidate Jim Abeler.

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Related Topix: Sunfish Lake, MN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Minneapolis, MN, New Prague, MN, Social Security, Personal Finance, Barack Obama

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Examiner.com

How Jesse Ventura could get your vote and win any election in the country

He was dark horse in 1998 when he ran for governor of Minnesota as an Independent .

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Related Topix: Jesse Ventura, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US Navy, US Military

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