Campaign 2008: U.S. Senate

DFL Congresswoman Betty McCollum says she will now back Democrat Al Franken for Senate after publicly criticizing him. (08/08/2008)
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he'll push to rescind $1 billion in U.S. funding for Iraqi reconstruction -- responding to a report that Iraq could finish the year with as much as a $79 billion cumulative budget surplus. (08/08/2008)
DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken says portions of the federal No Child Left Behind law need to change to accommodate broader approaches to learning. (08/08/2008)
Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, sent an e-mail out Friday with the subject line, "Why I need Al Franken in the Senate." (08/08/2008)
DFL U.S. Senate candidate Priscilla Lord Faris is out with a television ad questioning the electability of the party's endorsed candidate, Al Franken. (08/06/2008)
Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and his DFL-endorsed opponent Al Franken debated for the first time today in front of hundreds of people at Farmfest. (08/05/2008)
Major party candidates for the U.S. Senate debated rural issues Tuesday in their first joint appearance. The traditional Farmfest debate was held at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minn. (Midday, 08/05/2008)
DFL Senate candidate Al Franken said the federal government should sell off 50 million barrels of oil from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve over the next three months. (07/28/2008)
Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's re-election campaign has put out a new television ad that's sharply critical of DFL challenger AL Franken. With the election less than four months away, new ads from both campaigns signal the gloves are coming off. (07/24/2008)
DFL Senate candidate Al Franken has a tax plan that he says would ease the strain on the middle class. Franken accused Republican Sen. Norm Coleman of favoring the wealthy and special interests. (07/21/2008)
U.S. Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken are scheduled to share a stage for the first time after criticizing each other for months. (07/19/2008)
The leading Democrat to criticize Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken over racy material from his past career in satire isn't picking sides now that Franken faces a primary challenger. (07/18/2008)
Priscilla Lord Faris is the daughter of retired federal judge Miles Lord, who remains active in DFL politics. She is managing partner of a personal injury law firm. (07/14/2008)
DFL Senate candidate Al Franken ended the first half of 2008 with $4.2 million in the bank. Franken's campaign says it raised $2.26 million during the months of April, May and June. (07/10/2008)
The two major party candidates for U.S. Senate were talking up their energy proposals on the campaign trail today, now that gas prices have hit record highs. (07/02/2008)




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