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Dem Sen Franken Blames Comey for Clinton Loss

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was asked if he believes FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized email server was one of the reasons for her loss in

Franken: 'I'm Ready for Hillary'

Franken: 'I'm Ready for Hillary'

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) got out in front of his Democratic colleagues and said he would support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president, assuming she runs for the 2016 Democratic Party

Study: Voting by Non-Citizens Tips Balance for Democrats

Study: Voting by Non-Citizens Tips Balance for Democrats

“Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?” That is the question posed by political scientists Jesse Richman and David Earnest, who answer in a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies: “Most

Study: Illegal Non-Citizen Votes Could Sway U.S. Elections

Study: Illegal Non-Citizen Votes Could Sway U.S. Elections

An upcoming study to be published in the publication Electoral Studies has its authors positing the question “Could non-citizens decide the November election?” Writing in the Washington Post, Old Dominion University political science professors Jesse Richman and David Earnest preview

Did SurveyUSA Get Franken vs McFadden Poll Wrong?

Yesterday, Breitbart News reported on a new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll that has Democrat Al Franken leading Republican challenger Mike McFadden 53 to 38 percent. We later updated with a statement from the McFadden campaign. Additionally, subsequent research of our own casts further doubt on

Franken Opens Double-Digit Lead Over McFadden

Update: The McFadden campaign has offered the following response to the survey. From Tom Erickson, McFadden for Senate spokesman, “If the guys at SurveyUSA really think that Democrat turnout in Minnesota will be higher than 2008 or 2012, then we’d like whatever

Al Franken Stumbles in First Debate

Al Franken Stumbles in First Debate

The Powerline blog points out that even more or less friendly journalists were under whelmed by Democrat Al Franken’s performance in his first head-to-head debate with his Republican challenger businessman Mike McFadden. Seems like @MikeforMN had his coffee this morning. @AlFranken

Sen Jack Handy Stiffs Students on Debate

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., denied a debate request from the Minnesota Student Association to debate at the University of Minnesota. According to a report, the invitation was accompanied by “a heavy push on social media, prompting student leaders to question

Al Franken Vulnerable in Minnesota

According to  University of Minnesota political scientist Larry Jacobs, “Al Franken’s gonna have a fight on his hands. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.” Jacobs is also director of the school’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.

McFadden Calls for Obama, Congress to Return to DC

Fresh off his primary win and now facing off against Democrat Al Franken, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is calling for both Barack Obama and Congress to return to Washington to deal with the ongoing immigration crisis, as well

Al Franken Ducks Traditional Minnesota Debate

Senator Al Franken has declined a Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) invite to debate both his Republican and Independence Party opponents at the Minnesota State Fair. The debates had enjoyed a 20 year MRP tradition. Franken’s campaign gave no explanation. Perhaps this