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Minnesota Senate Race

Laughs In Minnesota Senate Race Are Not Coming From Al Franken

AP | KYLE POTTER | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financ...

McFadden Wins Race To Challenge Franken

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Investment banker Mike McFadden won Tuesday's Republican primary to challenge Al Franken (D-Minn.) for his Senate seat, the Associated Press reports. ...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Raise Money From Family And Friends Of The Candidates They Support | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As super PACs supporting a single politician proliferate across the country ahead of the 2014 elections, some are reaching out for contr...

Minnesota Senate Rivals Tied To Investment Firm

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook...

Franni Franken vs. Michele Bachmann On Social Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken's wife Franni Franken has thrown herself into the Minnesota House race in support of Michele Bachmann's likely opponent, Tarryl Clark, blas...

Holbrooke Compares Afghan Vote Fraud To Minn. Senate Race

Talking Points Memo | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a press conference in Paris, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke downplayed the issue of fraud in the Afghanistan election -- even...

Dear Sen. Franken: The Terrorists (and Fox News) Win If You Stop Making Jokes

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Throughout your campaign and its aftermath, you went out of your way to not be funny -- please free your sense of humor from whatever black site it's been languishing in for the last two years.

Coleman For Governor? Republicans

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The man who lost the 1998 Minnesota governor's race to pro wrestler Jesse Ventura now holds the distinction of losing his U.S....

Al Franken Gets the Last Laugh

Abe Silk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abe Silk

Well the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" took what seemed like 10,000 years, but the Minnesota Supreme Court finally ruled yesterday in a unanimous decision to certify Al Franken's election victory.

Why "60 Votes" Doesn't Matter (and 70 Wouldn't Either)

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

What keeps Democrats from accessing their inner Tom DeLay and ramming effective bills through when they clearly have the power to do so? They've got a bug. It's called bipartisanship.

Jason Linkins

Franken's Critics Agonize Over Senate Victory (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, Al Franken, after a protracted Hundred Years War with Norm Coleman that played out in front of every legal body in the state of Minnesota, ...

WATCH: Congratulations, Senator Franken!

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan


GOP Committee Spent $900,000 To Pay Coleman's Legal Bills

The Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In another sign of the high stakes in Minnesota's disputed U.S. Senate election, Republicans are giving big donations to a national fundraising organi...

FEC Says Coleman Can Use Campaign Funds To Pay Some Legal Bills

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It looks to be a split decision on former Sen. Norm Coleman's (R-Minn.) request to use campaign funds for a legal matter...

Star Tribune Column: It's Time For Coleman To "Go Away"

The Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the 2008 Senate race ended in a virtual tie last November, I wrote that Minnesotans had tossed a coin that landed on its edge: Many voters, it s...

Norm Coleman Ordered To Pay Al Franken $95K By Minnesota Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican Norm Coleman must pay Democrat Al Franken $94,783 to cover court costs for his appeal of Minnesota Senate election ...

Norm Coleman: Key To Republican Success Lies In The "Ethernet"

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clearly, Norm Coleman isn't exactly tech-savvy. After a speaking engagement in St. Louis this week, he told a video-camera wielding supporter that the...

Norm Coleman Escorted To Court By Criminal Defense Lawyer

Minnesota Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...Like an Agatha Christie mystery, all the key players arrived on the scene, as if reprising their performances since the recount began. Friedberg, t...

Resurrecting Bush v. Gore

Nicholas Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Stephanopoulos

A victory for Coleman would entrench the equal-treatment principle that the Supreme Court opportunistically adopted in Bush v. Gore while striking a blow for fairer election practices.

Coleman v Franken: The Appeal, June 1, 9 AM

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Rumors say that the judges will roll out their decision around the 4th of July, though there isn't substance to that particular date. The bigger question will be: will Pawlenty - now rumored to be running for Prez - sign the certificate?

Franken, Coleman Prep For Arguments Before Minnesota Supreme Court On Monday

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Monday's oral arguments before the Minnesota Supreme Court may finally bring an end to the state's protracted Senate race, and both sides are proclaim...

NRSC Paying Coleman's Legal Bills

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although the Minnesota Supreme Court won't begin hearing arguments in the never-ending Norm Coleman vs. Al Franken recount until June 1, there are two...

Jesse Ventura: Coleman A "Hypocrite," I Would Waterboard Cheney (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Minnesota Governor and one-time professional wrestler Jesse Ventura went public on Larry King Live yesterday with some harsh criticisms of the ...

Tim Pawlenty Will "Fight Like Hell" For Coleman: Minnesota Republicans

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican activists remain confident that Minnesota's Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty will help Norm Coleman continue his fight to be declared the winne...

For GOP, Incentive To Have Coleman Hold Out Till The Bitter End

Politico | MANU RAJU & JOSH KRAUSHAAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's shocking decision last week to become a Democrat has upped the ante in the never-ending Minnesota Senate race, provi...