Gillibrand Defends Role In Al Franken's Senate OusterNew York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken.
Ex-Sen. Al Franken Steps Back Into Public Arena With Podcast On Health CareNearly a year after he resigned his U.S. Senate seat amid sexual misconduct allegations, Al Franken is testing whether he can make a comeback in the #MeToo era.
Tina Smith Beats Karin Housley In U.S. Senate Special ElectionIn one of the more hotly-contested races to receive national attention, Democratic Sen. Tina Smith has defeated Republican Karin Housley to retain that seat in the U.S. Senate, as called by CBS News.
Tina Smith Seeks Voters' Approval Of Her Senate Appointment A 10-month sprint to finish former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's term reached a finish Tuesday as voters decided between two women: a longtime Democratic power player appointed in Franken's place and a Republican state senator with a famous name in the hockey-crazy state.
5 Days From Election, Tina Smith & Karin Housley Spar Over Health Care, Gun ControlWith Election Day less than a week away, two women vying to be Minnesota's next United States Senator took each other on in a debate Thursday night. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tina Smith is competing against Republican State Senator Karin Housley. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Smith in December after Al Franken resigned.
Poll: Big Recognition Gap Between Smith, Housley In Senate RaceJust 13 percent of voters had never heard of Smith, while more than 31 percent were unfamiliar with Housley.
Smith Wins DFL Special Election Primary For SenateSen. Tina Smith has enough votes to be declared the winner of the Democratic primary for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat.
Karin Housley Wins GOP Special Election Primary For SenateSmith has served in this Senate seat since it was vacated by Al Franken.
Favorites For Al Franken's Minn. Seat Reflects The Rise Of #MeTooThe sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for what could be a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.
Close Elections: When Recounts Are TriggeredDifferent categories of races have unique sets of standards for when a recount is automatically triggered and publicly funded.
WCCO Exclusive: Al Franken's 1st Sit-Down Interview Since Senate ResignationFranken resigned from the Senate in January after #MeToo allegations from more than half a dozen women alleging unwanted touching.
In Senate Race Launched By #MeToo, 2 Women Have Inside TrackIn Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story.