State Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, says her U.S. Senate campaign raised $375,000 during the first three months of 2014. Campaign officials say that’s a more than 300 percent increase over Ortman’s 4th quarter 2013 fundraising. Her fundraising total now stands at $610,000.  That’s well below businessman and political newcomer Mike McFadden’s $2.8 million total, but it Read more

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