Republican Senate Runner Up Candidate Is Ready To Unify For Good Of The GOPOn Saturday, Minnesota Republicans endorsed investment banker Mike McFadden to take on DFL Senator Al Franken in the next election in November. Saint Louis County commissioner Chris Dahlberg, who lost to McFadden, is disappointed but is looking ahead in the campaign to unseat Franken.
Republicans Opt For McFadden As US Senate PickMinnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and voting on a favorite for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden's win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.
GOP's Dahlberg, McFadden Duel For Senate Nod A county commissioner from northern Minnesota has been the leader from the get-go for the Republican endorsement in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race.
Republicans Vie At Convention To Be Franken's FoeThe Republican chase to be Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's fall challenger is reaching a crucial point in Rochester. Delegates to the state GOP convention will vote to endorse a candidate.
GOP Convention Won't Decide Some Election Nominees For Minnesota Republicans, this weekend's convention in Rochester won't deliver a typical knockout punch to all of the candidates who fail to get the endorsement of the party faithful.
Franken Buys 2nd TV Ad In Re-Election CampaignSen. Al Franken has released another television ad in his re-election campaign. The 60-second ad begins airing statewide Wednesday. It features a woman from Ham Lake who was infected with meningitis blamed on a steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center.
2 GOP Senate Candidates Say Rival Evading StandsTwo Republicans competing for Minnesota's U.S. Senate nomination are accusing a leading GOP contender in the race of ducking tough questions. St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg says investment banker Mike McFadden is insulting voters with evasive answers on health care, immigration, guns and other topics.
Abeler Says He Won't Seek Re-Election To HouseAnoka Republican Jim Abeler says he won't seek re-election to his House seat as he focuses on running for U.S. Senate. Abeler, 59, a chiropractor by trade, is among several Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
GOP's Ortman To Honor Endorsement In Senate RaceRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman says she will drop her bid to run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken if she doesn't get the GOP endorsement. Ortman says Thursday that the party's U.S. Senate candidate will have to rely on the GOP leaders and activists who bestow the party's endorsement at its state convention in May. She says the sooner the party can unite behind one candidate the better chance it will have to unseat Franken.
GOP's McFadden Has $1.2M For Minn. Senate RaceMinnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he raised $700,000 for his campaign in the last three months, and has $1.2 million in the bank as he seeks to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year.
St. Louis Commissioner Joins Minn. Senate RaceA Republican commissioner from northern Minnesota's St. Louis County is officially launching his bid to be the GOP's candidate for U.S. Senate. Chris Dahlberg of Duluth launches his campaign Thursday on the front porch of a home in the Twin Cities suburb of New Brighton.
St. Louis County Commissioner In U.S. Senate RaceAnother Republican has jumped into the race for the Minnesota U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Al Franken. St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg confirmed Wednesday that he's a candidate in the race.