WASHINGTON – Amid signs that Republicans are beginning to target DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken this fall, Franken’s fundraising picked up considerably in the first three months of 2014. Days ahead of a federal disclosure deadline, the first-term senator’s campaign announced that Franken raised $2.7 million, a 28 percent increase over the previous quarter. Franken 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

WASHINGTON – The newly-announced merger of cable companies Comcast and Time Warner will get scrutinized by Minnesota lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Comcast is the dominant cable provider in Minnesota and the combined company would have an estimated 30 million subscribers, making it by far the largest cable provider in the U.S. with an estimated 30 Read more