Minnesota Candidates Scrounge For Late VotesThe leading candidates for Minnesota's top offices are spending the final campaign weekend giving pep talks to the party faithful knocking on doors and calling persuadable voters. Democratic Sen. Al Franken told canvassers in a St. Paul suburb that races are "won at the door" and says his 312-vote win six years ago proves nothing can be taken for granted.
Minn. Politicians Make Final Push For Votes Before Election DayRepublicans and Democrats are fanning out across the state for the final few days of fall campaigning. Top candidates for both political parties are making the final push for votes before Election Day on Tuesday.
Warren Stumps For Franken At Carleton; McFadden In Central MNA top liberal U.S. senator invoked the late Sen. Paul Wellstone in Northfield Saturday, echoing his populist tone in urging voters to give her colleague Sen. Al Franken a second term. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied a crowd of 400 dotted with old Wellstone T-shirts at Carleton College, where Wellstone taught and planted his political roots.
Franken To Host Warren For Campaign Events Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Minnesota to campaign for fellow Democrat Sen. Al Franken. Warren and Franken plan a Saturday morning campaign event at Carleton College in Northfield. Warren will also help Franken rally campaign volunteers in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.
Former President Clinton To Campaign In Minnesota Former President Bill Clinton is bound for Minnesota next week to campaign for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken. Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced Thursday that Clinton would appear at a University of Minnesota rally the following Friday afternoon.
Talking Points: Will Gov. Dayton's Health Be An Issue For Re-Election?By this time next week, we will know who the Minnesota Republican party will nominate to run against Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton.
Week To Go, Big Decisions Remain For Lawmakers Minnesota lawmakers face a shrinking pile of unfinished business as they sprint this week toward the end of the legislative session and the campaign season just beyond.
550 Drivers Cited For Texting While DrivingA 10-day distracted driving campaign through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety resulted in 550 drivers being cited for texting while driving.
GOP Senate Hopeful McFadden Has $1.8M Reserve Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up. McFadden's campaign released totals Tuesday for the first three months of 2014. The first-time candidate raised more than $600,000 during that time, leaving him with $1.8 million cash on hand.
Seeking Re-Election, Dayton Has $733K At The Ready Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.
Facing Tough Challenge, Peterson Has $523K BankedMinnesota Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson has raised more money in the past three months than he did in at this stage in his previous campaign. But he has less in the bank compared with the same time in 2012.
Franken Ups His Campaign Bank Balance To $5.9MMinnesota Sen. Al Franken has nearly $6 million in reserve as his re-election bid heads deeper into campaign season. Franken's campaign released totals Friday for the first three months of 2014. The first-term Democrat reported raising $2.72 million, leaving him with $5.9 million in cash on hand as of April 1.
Biden Touts Health Care Coverage In Minn. Visit Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.
VP Biden Headed To Minn. For Democratic FundraiserVice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota for a fundraiser for the national Democratic Party. Biden is due at a Democratic National Committee event in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, a DNC official said Wednesday. The White House also confirmed that Biden would be in Minnesota that day. The fundraising trip was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An invitation obtained by the newspaper seeks contributions of up to $32,400. The fundraiser is being held at the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton's sons.
Dayton Entered 2014 With $772K Banked For Re-ElectionMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton entered the election year with $772,000 in his campaign account after expenses. His campaign released the figure Tuesday. The Democratic governor reported pulling in nearly $1.1 million in 2013.