UVA Political Science professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball says Minnesota’s Senate race leans Republican: Minnesota: Here’s a state that still leans Democratic but overall can be unpredictable politically. Six years ago, Republican Norm Coleman won a narrow victory over former Vice President Walter Mondale (D), the substitute nominee after the tragic death of Senator Paul Read more

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura makes a guest appearance in two radio spots for Dean Barkley’s senate campaign. Barkley is the Independence Party candidate running against GOP Sen. Norm Coleman and DFLer Al Franken. Here’s the first ad. Here’s the second.

DFL 3rd District congressional candidate Ashwin Madia had his own press conference today. He responded to questions raised yesterday by his Republican opponent Erik Paulsen’s campaign about Madia’s ties to the Minneapolis suburbs. Madia responds to experience questions. Madia called the charges that he lacks sufficient suburban life experience “bizarre.” State Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, Read more