Post Tagged with: "Al Franken"

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened. For Republicans, the results were mixed, as Republicans won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, but lost every statewide race in Minnesota. I spent more time than […]

New polls show tight races for U.S. Senate, governor

New polls show tight races for U.S. Senate, governor

New polls from KSTP/Survey USA shows tight races for the U.S. Senate and governor in the closing days before Election Day. Governor Mark Dayton is leading Republican Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson 47 percent to 42 percent. U.S. Senator Al Franken is leading Republican Mike McFadden  51 percent to 40 percent. […]

Replay: Franken vs McFadden in final U.S. Senate debate

Replay: Franken vs McFadden in final U.S. Senate debate

U.S. Senator Al Franken and Republican businessman Mike McFadden will participate in their last U.S. Senate debate this evening in St. Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater. Please watch the debate below and check back to politics.mn for additional analysis and information on the 2014 elections.

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign announced he will travel across Minnesota on Monday with 6th Congressional District candidate Tom Emmer. 7th Congressional District candidate Torrey Westrom will join McFadden and Emmer at numerous stops. Westrom is battling against incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson. In a statement from his campaign, McFadden […]

Quote of the Day: Can Don Draper spin Franken’s record?

Quote of the Day: Can Don Draper spin Franken’s record?

“Between voting with President Obama 97% of the time and refusing to support a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected nations, Al Franken has repeatedly put his partisan agenda ahead of what’s best for Minnesota families. With a record like this, not even Don Draper could sell Minnesotans on another six […]

McFadden campaign: Franken leaves Ebola hearing after 13 minutes

McFadden campaign: Franken leaves Ebola hearing after 13 minutes

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign issued a press release criticizing U.S. Senator Al Franken for attending a recent three-hour committee hearing about Ebola for only 13 minutes. According to video reviewed by McFadden’s campaign of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s “Ebola in West Africa: A Global […]

Quote of the Day: Mark Halperin on U.S. Senate race in MN

Quote of the Day: Mark Halperin on U.S. Senate race in MN

“Democrats are rushing to help Al Franken hold on…” Source: Mark Halperin, “Mark Halperin’s Daybook: Obama On the Trail”, October, 15 2014

Unwinding The SPIN: McFadden’s campaign winning the “spin” war

Unwinding The SPIN: McFadden’s campaign winning the “spin” war

I spoke with a few reporters yesterday about what I am seeing in the last three weeks of the campaign cycle in Minnesota. I commented that I continue to see a strong effort from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden’s campaign. The most recent example I cited was the […]