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His remarks referred to the allegations leveled against the senator by radio host Leeann Tweeden, who said Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. Other women then publicly accused Franken of inappropriately touching them. Franken resigned from the Senate last ...
Before Franken's announcement, few high-profile Republicans were thinking about the Senate. That's because they'd have to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat seeking her third six-year term. In 2006, Klobuchar cruised into the Senate with 58 percent of the vote. Her 2012 re-election was a ...

Before Franken's announcement, few high-profile Republicans were thinking about the Senate. That's because they'd have to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat seeking her third six-year term. In 2006, Klobuchar cruised into the Senate with 58 percent of the vote. Her 2012 re-election was a ...
Pawlenty became the last Republican to win a statewide election in Minnesota when he won his second term in 2006. And he considered running for Senate before he decided to run for governor. Franken's resignation has forced him and others to think about how to improve the state and nation, he said.
Franken had gained respect as a serious lawmaker in recent years and has even been mentioned in talk about the 2020 presidential campaign. His resignation means Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a fellow Democrat, will name a temporary replacement. The winner of a special election in November would ...
While Dayton weighed his choice, eyes were already turning to the 2018 race, especially among Republicans. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty -- the last Republican to win a statewide election in Minnesota, in 2006 -- was seen as a potential heavyweight contender in the GOP. Another possibility, former Sen.

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) listens during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on crime and terrorism on Capitol Hill, October 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. ... Leann Tweeden in a photo and her claim that he forcibly kissed her during rehearsal for a USO tour in 2006 would have made the race even tougher, ...
In 2008, when he was running his first Senate campaign in Minnesota, he had to deal with a controversy over his more risque material and past, including rape jokes he made in the SNL writers' room. He barely squeaked by in that election, winning by just 300 votes, but has since become popular on the ...
WASHINGTON -- A growing national outcry over sexual harassment reached the Senate on Thursday, when a radio newscaster accused Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006 U.S.O. tour of the Middle East before he took public office. Mr. Franken ...
Klobuchar, a Democrat, won her office in 2006, becoming the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. ... the one-time comedian and Saturday Night Live performer, who won office in a 2008 election.
Since 2011, facebook has asked the Federal Election Commission for ... business generate hundreds of millions of dollars in political campaign spots. ... its platform was still subject to a 2006 ruling by the FEC requiring disclosure. ... and Senate leaders are set to hold a news conference Wednesday to ...
(Grimes ultimately lost the general election to Mitch Mcconnell.) ... Senator Al Franken of Minnesota took in $10,000. Senator Cory Booker of ...
The U.S. Senate is a curious, unique legislative body for a lot of reasons. ... in 2000, an additional six to flip control of the upper chamber in 2006, and then ... Arlen Specter's party switch, although the contested election of Sen. ... strong incumbent who arguably ran the best GOP campaign in 2014, Colorado ...
... U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during his election party Tuesday ... Keith Ellison in 2006 because he is Muslim. ... "People in Minnesota should not think, 'Oh that's Alabama,' " Ellison said, "We cannot feel safe. ... Attempts to reach Moore's campaign by telephone and e-mail weren't successful.
What Alabama's GOP Senate Frontrunner Told Me Should Scare ... Trump had to be convinced by several GOP senators to campaign for Strange this weekend: ... Keith Ellison, a Minnesota House member who in 2006 became the ... Now Moore could win the GOP primary in the Senate race in Alabama.
The Minnesota House and Senate are supposed to provide some ... The gas tax was last increased in 2006, when the legislature voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. ... announce his campaign in the coming days, said in an interview. ... is weighing whether to run again or join the governor's race.
Both the House and Senate Republican caucuses filed a lawsuit over the ... While local candidates race to the 2017 November general election, multiple DFL ... filed candidate committees with the Minnesota campaign finance Board. ... He left office in 2006 to run for attorney general against Lori Swanson.

According to Minnesota state law, Franken's resignation would spur a November 2018 race to fill the last two years of Franken's term, followed by a ... has recently argued that had news of Franken's sexual misconduct floated during the 2008 campaign, it could have tipped the race in Coleman's favor.
Chuck Schumer in October 2006Sylvain Gaboury/Getty Images. Harvey Weinstein, the ... He also notably supported Al Franken's run for senate in Minnesota in 2007. ... Weinstein supported Obama in his re-election campaign.
Minnesota GOP governor hopefuls all back voter ID ... election Day begins at Martin Luther King Recreation Center in St. Paul on November 8, 2016. ... They blame the defeat on the campaign, not the concept, and remain ... and Senate would not need to ask voters to weigh in on the change, ... 24, 2006.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar told a crowd of more than 800 in Ames last night ... "People don't want to just hear -- I know this from my election -- 'Oh, we need a woman. ... a point, like her admission it was hard to raise money in her first senate race in 2006 ... Campaign surrogates: asset or liability?
"The election architecture in Minnesota is old-school," he said. ... There's no federal money to help states at this point, but U.S. Sen. ... A lot of election equipment in Minnesota was purchased from 2004 to 2006, with federal ...
Lou Barletta made his long-expected Senate campaign official, leaving .... Republican primary runoff in Alabama's Senate special election and ... State, and they found a tight Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill ... Jim Barnett, who was the 2006 GOP nominee. ○ MN-Gov: While GOP state Sen.
That can only help to cement his alliance with the Senator, whose ... with the 2016 election seemed to get more serious, raising murmurs that Trump might ... Indiana, South Carolina, Arkansas, Minnesota, Utah, Alabama, and Georgia. ... millions from the partisan donors who could fund a national campaign.
The question of whether Robert Menendez will remain one of the most powerful Democrats in the U.S. Senate or go to prison could turn on ...
AMES, Iowa - The first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate ... "Following the 2016 election, we've seen a dramatic increase in Iowa ... to the U.S. Senate in 2006 in an open-seat race and has since built a ...
Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency, 2018's race for the Senate ... looked at all of the Senate midterm elections in the popular election era, ... including the last three (2006, 2010, and 2014), no such incumbent lost reelection. .... the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee likely just won't have ...
Minnesota Public Radio; MPR Services ... He reprised other campaign hits in the rally, with attendees chanting "build the wall" and ... He spent several minutes recounting the Senate health care debate earlier this ... Before 2006, there were only 5.2 miles of border fence in what's known as the Yuma sector.
Sen. Luther Strange, the national Republicans' preferred candidate, topped Rep. ... Tuesday's Democratic primary -- in the December special election to fill Attorney ... PAC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, poured into the race. ... He also in 2006 argued in an op-ed that Minnesota Rep.
The Minnesota House and Senate are now in Republican control as DFL Gov. ... The GOP has been unable to win a statewide office since 2006 when ... Carnahan, 39, views her election as an opportunity to change ...
Newberger launched a campaign this weekend against incumbent U.S. Sen. ... Both of Minnesota's delegates in the Senate, Klobuchar and Sen. ... RELATED: DFL reacts to Newberger's plan for Senate race ... She was first elected in 2006 and took nearly two-thirds of the votes in her 2012 re-election bid.
Diane Black entered the race this week, she became the third top-tier female ... Joined by House Speaker Beth Harwell and state Sen. ... Democrat Jane Eskind was the first woman to win a statewide election, earning a spot in 1980 on the ... serving at once between 2006 and 2008 and then again in 2009.
has since dropped out of the governor's race in his state. ... The last time this many sitting representatives ran for governor, in 2006, twice as many lost as won. ... the latest lawmaker to launch her gubernatorial campaign last week. ... are in governor's races in their states: Lujan Grisham, Minnesota Rep.
Minnesota's two Democratic senators have already contributed in a big way. ... Midterm elections are usually bad for the party in power: 1994, 2006, ... fundraiser, has her own re-election contest in 2018, though that race is not ...
Two House Democrats who have drawn increasing notice as potential 2020 White House hopefuls after opposing their own party's leadership ...
Had one known before the election that all four of these Republican incumbents ... we've been thinking about 2006 and the importance, to Democrats, of fielding ... For instance, Democrats kicked off their 2018 campaign message in ... years (and also to Republicans in the state's U.S. Senate race last year).
Former Minnesota Republican Party Chair Keith Downey entered the 2018 race for governor Monday, attempting to ... Downey, 56, filed paperwork to begin building out a campaign and ... Downey said Trump's ability to muscle his agenda through will have a bearing on the election-year mood of voters.
It was even a worse decline in the Minnesota Senate, where several key retirements and the 2016 election ... Contrast that to a peak of 40.3 percent of women senators of the 67 seats following the 2006 and 2008 elections.
Jennifer Carnahan wants to shift the way people in Minnesota think about ... limited to the occasional debate with friends and voting on election Day. ... Chairman Chris Fields, former Senate Minority Leader David Hann and ... No Republican has won a statewide race in Minnesota since 2006, when Gov.
As lawmakers look to the next election, all the ingredients are in place to see ... the House and Senate have been butting heads all year with DFL Gov. ... The use of constitutional amendments is as old as Minnesota itself: In 1858, the ... A similar issue came up in 2006, when lawmakers asked voters if they ...
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, became nationally known first as a performer ... he would run as a Republican in the 2016 presidential election.
Glen Stubbe "This presidential Commission on election Integrity is a commission in ... ages, voting histories back to 2006 and partial social security numbers. ... and voters' birth dates -- are protected by law in states like Minnesota. .... the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe said.
Chafee, a liberal Republican, lost his Senate seat in 2006. ... entered and won the 2010 gubernatorial race in Rhode Island, staying until 2015. ... Ventura in Minnesota and Bill Walker in Alaska each won gubernatorial races. ... after his election, handing his new allies control of the Senate in the process.
The senior U.S. senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, will be up ... In 2006, she received 58.1 percent of the vote, and in 2012, she garnered 65.2 percent. ... campaign) and other aides; and trying to hack into the election ...
The Minnesota House and Senate are now in Republican control as DFL Gov. ... The GOP has been unable to win a statewide office since 2006 when ... inherited state party debt of $1 million -- dating to the 2010 election ...
Using race as a political wedge issue is as old as the republic. ... In 2006, then-U.S. Sen. ... Despite his own Minnesota roots, Stewart became a vocal disciple of ... announced he'll challenge Tim Kaine in Virginia's U.S. Senate race in ... heat of a political campaign, where racial wounds are far more likely to ...
After the election, Sanders seemed to adopt the illusion as an ethos. .... of Minnesota, the co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and an ally of Sanders. ... who were likely to vote for him in the Senate race but for Republicans in others. .... contributing to The New Yorker in 2006, and joined the magazine as a ...
The conservative Judicial Crisis Network alone has budgeted $10 million for the fight, aimed principally at 10 states Trump carried in the 2016 election and where Democratic senators will face re-election contests next year. In one ad, they say Gorsuch ...
The Great Lakes region includes swing states crucial to Trump's election - Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. There's also New York, ... File -- Ed Rinkevicius fishes along Lake Michigan June 22, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicagoans and ...
The Great Lakes region includes swing states crucial to Trump's election - Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. There's also New York, ... File -- Ed Rinkevicius fishes along Lake Michigan June 22, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicagoans and ...


 

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