DFL Rep. Betty McCollum says she will be backing Democrat Al Franken for Senate (h/t MnPublius). McCollum has been harshly critical of Franken’s writings and attempts at comedy because she considered them offensive to women. She also said his candidacy could jeopardize Minnesota House and Senate candidates across the state. It appears that several female Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says Vice President Dick Cheney will speak at next month’s Republican National Convention. Cheney plans to speak on the first night of the convention in St. Paul, Minn., the same Monday night that President Bush will speak. The convention is scheduled for Sept. 1-4, ending with John McCain’s nomination. Read more