Minnesota’s #MeToo Casualties Al Franken and Garrison Keillor Plot Comebacks

Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and iconic Minnesota Public Radio host Garrison Keillor were among the biggest names brought down by the #MeToo Movement, but both are plotting comebacks as the dust begins to settle. Franken, a one-time SNL cast member, is trying his hand at podcasts, and has so…

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Departing Minnesota AG Lori Swanson Thanks Disgraced Sen. Al Franken on Her Way Out

Attorney General Lori Swanson (D-MN), who will leave office in January after 12 years in the position, published one last op-ed in The Star Tribune recently to thank her colleagues for helping her along the way. Among those she thanked are Gov. Mark Dayton (D-MN), former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN),…

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Dem Senator Punished By Donors for Speaking Out Against Franken

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was one of the first Democrats to publicly call for Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) resignation after he was accused of sexual misconduct by at least eight different women. But now the New York senator, who was once considered presidential material, is being blackballed by the Democratic…

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Disgraced Senator Al Franken Reflects on ‘Experience of Women’ in Thanksgiving Statement

Disgraced Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) released a lengthy statement over the holiday weekend in which he claims that he’s spent “this past year thinking about the broader conversation we’ve been having about the experience of women in this country.” This time last year Franken was facing pressure to resign after…

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Tina Smith Listed Among Top 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) was recently listed as one of the top 10 most vulnerable senators seeking reelection in the nation, joining fellow Democrats like Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Unlike like her Democratic colleagues, however, Smith is campaigning in her first race for the U.S.…

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Minnesota Democrats Hit ‘Panic Button,’ Drop $1.1 Million On Negative Housley Ads to Save Appointed Sen. Smith

Minnesota Republicans are in striking distance of former Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) seat, and national Democratic Party leaders are finally starting to take notice. Smith, who was appointed to replace Franken after he resigned, still leads in most polls, but received considerable criticism after skipping the only debate televised statewide.…

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Trump Goes Off-Script In Front of Raucous Rochester Crowd

President Donald Trump drew a crowd size upwards of 10,000 Minnesotans Thursday night in Rochester where he attacked the state’s Democrats in raw Trumpist fashion. Right out the gates, Trump criticized the Democratic Party for its handling of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying the party’s “rage-fueled…

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‘Abortion Senator’ Tina Smith Spent Years Lobbying Against ‘Commonsense’ Abortion Laws

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) spent years as an abortion lobbyist fighting against “commonsense” legislation throughout the Midwest before she ever entered politics. From 2003 to 2006, Smith served as Planned Parenthood’s vice president for external affairs for Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota, where she fought against informed-consent laws as…

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Sen. Klobuchar Voted in 2013 to End Senate Filibuster of Presidential Nominations, Wants It Back Now To Stop Kavanaugh

Amy Klobuchar

In a Sunday appearance on “Meet the Press” with anchor Chuck Todd, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) expressed regret over her 2013 vote in favor of senatorial filibuster rule changes. With Senate Judiciary Committee hearings just completed for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, the Democrats are still scrambling…

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Report: Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith’s Husband Has $1 Million Invested in Bermuda-Based Hedge Fund

Tina Smith

New reports show that Sen. Tina Smith’s (D-MN) husband has up to $1 million invested in a hedge fund based in Bermuda, a well-known tax haven. The Washington Free Beacon was the first to discover the investment, noting that the senator’s husband, Archie Smith, has an investment of possibly $1…

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