WASHINGTON – The fundraising race in what’s likely to be Minnesota’s most-contested congressional district picked up several degrees after incumbent DFLer Rick Nolan announced a $265,000 haul in the first three months of the year, his biggest to date since returning to Congress in 2013. His Republican challenger,  Stewart Mills, brought in $203,000. Nolan’s campaign Read more

WASHINGTON – Al Franken’s re-election campaign has been warning supporters in fundraising emails for months that deep-pocketed conservative groups would likely target the first-term Democrat. As of Wednesday, those predictions have come true. A nonprofit conservative group called American Encore has launched a $250,000 television ad campaign against Franken. The ads were first reported by Read more