Minnesota’s Norm Coleman says in a GOP field with many friends, the former Florida governor stands out. Read more →
In a post on his Facebook page, Coleman wrote that he noticed a lump on his neck after experiencing a prolonged sore throat. Read more →
Denise Cardinal, a long time political operative who helped form the liberal Alliance for a Better Minnesota, is headed back to the organization to raise money for the group. Read more →
The Congressional Leadership Fund is linked to Coleman’s American Action Network. Read more →
The American Action Network will invest at least $600,000 in television ads meant to boost Republican candidate Stewart Mills. Read more →
Minnesota Democrats Saturday endorsed Senator Al Franken for a second term at their state convention in Duluth. Franken joked with delegates that he plans to win by more than the 312 vote margin he won by 2008. In his speech Franken talked about the importance of investing in education, health care and workforce development. And he Read more →
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 →
The Minnesota Action Network, an outgrowth of Norm Coleman’s American Action Network, has formed a political fund that will raise and spend cash on state elections. In theory, the fund can put its resources into defending the yet-to-be-named Republican gubernatorial candidate. It can also spend the cash on state legislative candidates. But MN Action Network Read more →
Two Minnesota business leaders with strong Republican ties are trying to steer like-minded donors to a conservative political advocacy group headed by former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman. In a fundraising letter, Stanley S. Hubbard of Hubbard Broadcasting and Thomas J. Rosen of Rosen’s Diversified, said they have each committed $50,000 to the Minnesota Action Network. Read more →
Former state Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Senate takes a new turn after Brodkorb’s lawyers publicly posted documents about other alleged extramarital affairs at the State Capitol. A judge had earlier ordered that the information remain private.
And in Washington, the GOP House succeeded in passing a farm bill that severs the relationship between food stamps and agricultural policy.
And as the 2014 elections approach, U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned in some impressive fundraising totals last quarter. Read more →