Sen. Al Franken
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.
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden has announced the backing of former Sens. Norm Coleman and Rod Grams in his campaign for the party’s 2014 nomination.
Republican State Sen. Julianne Ortman, who has been considering a U.S. Senate campaign, is announcing her political plans on Saturday at an event in Waconia. Ortman released details of the weekend event on Wednesday night.
When Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised $765,000 in the inaugural month of his bid to take on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, he sent an important signal about his ability to compete in a high-profile race that will depend heavily on money.
Minnesota’s two senators say they want litigator Andrew Luger to be the next U.S. attorney for the state if the current chief prosecutor is confirmed by the Senate for a different post. Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken recommended Tuesday that President Barack Obama name Luger the lead federal prosecutor.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and a fellow U.S. senator are holding a Minneapolis round-table to discuss challenges to financially planning for retirement. Franken and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio are hosting the event Friday at a Minneapolis YMCA.
Democratic Sen. Al Franken has added significantly to his campaign stockpile in the last three months, leaving him with $3 million in reserve as the 2014 Minnesota Senate race takes shape. Franken reported April-to-June figures on Thursday, during which he says he raised nearly $2 million.