For 1st Time, Minnesota Will Send 2 Female Senators To WashingtonSmith will serve in Franken's stead until a special election can be held in November 2018.
Senate Rejects 4 Gun Control AmendmentsSenators rejected four amendments related to gun control and terrorism one week after the deadliest mass shooting in our country's history.
Iowa Historian Makes Independent Bid For U.S. SenateAn Iowa historian who crisscrosses the state on a bus converted into a museum is pursuing an independent bid for U.S. Senate, arguing his nonpartisan approach offers a needed alternative to longtime Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Wright Confirmed By U.S. Senate As Federal Judge For MinnesotaThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Wilhelmina Wright as Minnesota's newest federal judge. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced Wright's confirmation Tuesday.
Franken's Memoir To Cover Life From 'SNL' To SenateSen. Al Franken has a book deal for a memoir that will cover his career from "Saturday Night Live" to his years in Washington. Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Minnesota Democrat's book is scheduled for 2017 and is currently untitled.
Sen. Franken Introduces Bill To Protect Phone DataSince it was revealed that the National Security Administration collects phone data from millions of Americans, several bills have been introduced to address that issue. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken introduced the USA Freedom Act in the Senate Thursday.
Al Franken Urges David Letterman To Run For US SenateU.S. Sen. Al Franken made his first appearance on David Letterman's "The Late Show" for the first time since the Minnesotan went to Washington in 2009. The senator and Letterman are old friends that date back to Franken's days as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live.
Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Oil PipelineThe Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
Downey Seeks Re-Election As Minnesota GOP ChairmanKeith Downey says he plans to run for re-election as chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota.
Despite Favorable Polls, Sen. Franken Not Overconfident In Race Against McFaddenThe latest poll in the U.S. Senate race shows the gap has not tightened between the leading candidates in Minnesota.
Franken, McFadden Cap Off Race With Final DebateU.S. Sen. Al Franken and GOP challenger Mike McFadden met for a third and final debate Sunday evening, capping off a campaign that for McFadden and Republicans looks like the race that could have been. The two candidates brought their mostly sleepy campaign to a close by agreeing with each other more than ever before at the debate hosted by Minnesota Public Radio.
McFadden Fights Back Against Attack AdsRepublican Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is fighting back against Democrats' attempts to brand him as a ruthless businessman. The pushback comes in response to the latest attack ad from Sen. Al Franken.