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Franken Says He’d Welcome Obama Visit To Minn.

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.

08/05/2013

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Franken In Minn. Talks Health Care, Mental Health

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.

08/05/2013

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Talking Points: Ortman’s Announcement To Face Franken

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.

08/04/2013

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Ex-Minn. GOP Senators Want McFadden As ’14 Nominee

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.

08/02/2013

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GOP’s Ortman To Announce Plans For US Senate Race

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.

07/31/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Builds From Blank Political Slate

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.

07/23/2013

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Senators Push Luger For Top Minn. Prosecutor Slot

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.

07/23/2013

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Franken To Host Discussion Of Retirement Planning

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.

07/19/2013

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Franken Has $3M In Reserve For Minn. Senate Race

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.

07/11/2013

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Sen. Franken Urges Support For Food Stamp Grocery Delivery

U.S. Sen. Al Franken is saying some Minnesotans should be able to buy home-delivered groceries with food stamps.

07/02/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Says $700K Raised For Franken Race

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he has scooped up more than $700,000 in donations in his challenge to Sen. Al Franken. The quick start McFadden touted Tuesday makes clear that next year’s contest will be expensive.

07/02/2013

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Sen. Franken: Immigration Reform Bill Good For MN

A U.S. senator said a reform bill isn’t just good for our broken immigration system. At the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Sen. Al Franken said the bill is also good for Minnesota farms and businesses.

07/01/2013

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Minn.’s Franken Hardly A GOP Target For Defeat

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.

06/22/2013

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Franken ‘Very Well Aware Of’ NSA Tracking Phone Records

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.

06/10/2013

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Al, Franni Franken Are 1st-Time Grandparents

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his wife Franni are grandparents for the first time. Franken’s Senate office released the details Friday. The Frankens’ daughter Thomasin and her husband, Brody Greenwald, became parents a day earlier.

05/31/2013

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