Al Franken barely made it into the Senate the first time, squeaking by with 312 votes after months of recounts and legal skirmishes that left Minnesota Republicans salivating at the prospect of snatching the seat back from the former “Saturday Night Live” star in 2014.
A veteran Republican legislator from Anoka made a surprising entrance Tuesday into Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Jim Abeler announced his bid in an email blast that said he had formed a campaign committee.
US Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he’s not surprised by revelations that federal security agencies collect phone and computer data on American citizens.
Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman says she is “seriously considering” a challenge to Sen. Al Franken next year. Ortman tells The Associated Press on Monday that it’s a tough decision she’ll make after discussions with her family and political advisors in the coming weeks. The state senator from Chanhassen has been discussed as a possible candidate but she had not publicly addressed the speculation until Monday.
Republican Mike McFadden, a political newcomer with a business background already being dissected, declared his candidacy Wednesday for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Minnesota Democrat Al Franken.
Driving yesterday I found myself suddenly, and very briefly, excited to see gas at $4.09 a gallon. Just the evening before, I had seen it at $4.39 a gallon. Then I got angry.
Senator Al Franken announced Friday that 16 Minnesota community health centers will be eligible to apply for more than $1.6 million in funds to help uninsured patients. According to Sen. Franken’s office, the funds are a portion of the $150 million made available to help community health centers via the 2010 health reform law. Franken says community health centers regularly help uninsured citizens, and the funding will help them to continue their important work.
Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We’re talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.
Rep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota’s GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.
Rep. John Kline has taken his name off the table for statewide office in Minnesota, but his House colleague Erik Paulsen isn’t ready to do the same.
Recipe from Al. Franken’s website Ingredients 2 cups sliced Hormel Pepperoni 2 pounds hamburger meat 1 box Ronzoni rotini pasta 1/2 large yellow onion 10 1/2 oz can Del Monte pizza sauce 15 oz can […]
One in three women are assaulted by someone they know. Now the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act will help protect women in Minnesota.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’s confident House lawmakers and President Obama will support repealing the medical device tax, a provision of the Senate budget passed last week.
John Williams 2013 Bracket Challenge-”Top Historical Figure In Minnesota Politics.” Wellstone Bracket-Sweet Sixteen
These 4 contestants are left….winners announced Monday afternoon at 3!
John Williams Bracket Challenge 2013! MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FIGURE IN MINNESOTA HSTORY. Opening Round-Wellstone Bracket
The Late Paul Wellstone is the #1 seed in this region.