Campaign 2008: U.S. Senate

Just two days before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidates Republican Norm Coleman, Democrat Al Franken and the Independence Party's Dean Barkley gathered at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul for their final debate of the election season. The debate was moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten. (Midday, 11/03/2008)
U.S. Senate candidates Dean Barkley, Norm Coleman and Al Franken met for a fifth and final debate Sunday night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. (11/02/2008)
Months of tension between U.S. Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken spilled out in their last debate with the Republican and Democrat trading heated accusations about the allegations against Coleman in a lawsuit. (11/02/2008)
The three major party candidates for U.S. Senate will meet in their final debate tonight at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. (11/01/2008)
Republican Sen. Norm Coleman released a TV ad Saturday accusing his DFL challenger Al Franken of engineering a last minute attack on him and his family. (11/01/2008)
In the final weekend before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidates respond to new allegations against Sen. Coleman and make their final case to the voters. (10/31/2008)
Labor leaders and business groups across the country will be closely watching the results of Minnesota's Senate race on Tuesday night. (10/31/2008)
Just days before Election Day, Sen. Norm Coleman is playing defense against a lawsuit that claims a friend and donor funneled $75,000 to an insurance company that employs his wife. Coleman said this morning the allegations are "patently false." (10/31/2008)
Former President Bill Clinton is telling Minnesota Democrats, it's not enough to elect Barack Obama for president -- that they must also send DFLer Al Franken to the Senate. (10/31/2008)
A new MPR News/University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute poll shows the race between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and his DFL challenger Al Franken remains very close, and Independent Dean Barkley is still running third. (10/31/2008)
Sen. Norm Coleman's re-election campaign has filed a legal complaint over an ad aired by Democratic challenger Al Franken, even though a ruling won't occur until well after Tuesday's election. (10/30/2008)
Independence Party U.S. Senate candidate Dean Barkley shook up the race in mid-July when he filed to run for a seat in the Senate. He spoke recently at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute as part of a Candidates Forum series put on by the Institute's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. The title of his speech is "The polarization of our political parties." (10/29/2008)
Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman was invited to give a policy talk at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, as part of a Candidate Forum series put on by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. Coleman spoke on "The bipartisan path to energy independence." (10/29/2008)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken spoke recently at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute as part of a series put on by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. He talk was titled, "An economy that works for the middle class." (10/29/2008)
Independence Party U.S. Senate candidate Dean Barkley will release his first television ad this week. (10/29/2008)

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