Sen. Al Franken
The Minnesota AFL-CIO is backing Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in their re-election bids. The union, one of Minnesota’s largest, announced its choices Tuesday in Minnesota’s two major political races next year.
Sen. Al Franken says it’s too early to extend the signup period for insurance under the federal health overhaul.
Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor.
Minnesota 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.
For many, the fact that lawmakers continue to make a salary during the federal government shutdown – while so many federal workers do not — is frustrating.
Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.
With the vote in Congress expected sometime next week, members of the Minnesota delegation are getting plenty of feedback. The feedback even amongst Democrats right now is leaning towards against intervening, which puts the President and members of his party, including those from Minnesota, in a very tough spot.
Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken is pushing for legislation that would help ease the back log of claims filed by veterans who are in need of benefits.
The newest Republican to join Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race ran for the same seat in 1996, when the party deadlocked over a candidate. Bison farmer Monti Moreno said he’s launching a campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
St. Louis County Board Chairman Chris Dahlberg, who bills himself as a pragmatic fiscal conservative, has become Minnesota’s latest Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Al Franken.
The Republican businessman running to challenge Democrat Al Franken for U.S. Senate next year reported Friday that he’s worth at least $15 million and as much $57 million.
It’s not an election year, but that hasn’t made Farmfest any less of a draw for politicians tending to ties with Minnesota’s agriculture community. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was paying his visit Thursday to the giant farming exhibition in southern Minnesota.
Sen. Al Franken says he’d welcome a campaign visit by President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, during his Minnesota Senate race next year. Franken insisted Monday that he’s not yet in campaign mode, but told reporters that he’d “really enjoy it” if the president campaigned for him.
Senator Al Franken is making several Twin Cities stops where he’ll be talking health care and criminal justice issues. The Democratic senator holds a state Capitol news conference Monday morning to tout a provision of President Obama’s health care overhaul that he helped shape.
You may think it is a little early to start talking about the 2014 elections but this weekend there was a major development in the Minnesota Senate race.