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Al Franken breaks down why Trump's 'collusion is not a crime' defense is an 'insult to everyone’s intelligence'

Specifically, he targeted the absurdity of Trump’s pivot from “NO COLLUSION!” to “collusion isn’t a crime.”

RAW STORY - 2018-08-16 22:31:09

Al Franken tells Minnesota voters to keep his old Senate seat in 'good hands'

My congratulations to@TinaSmithMNon her big victory in the Minnesota DFL primary. Please support her in the fall to keep this seat in good hands!— Al Franken (@alfranken)August 15, 2018

TWITCHY - 2018-08-16 08:38:34

Minnesota primary election results 2018: Governor, Senate and House races

Sen. Tina Smith (D) was appointed to this seat after Al Franken (D) resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. This special election will fill the seat until 2020, when another election will fill it for a full term. Smith faces a primary challenge from ex-George W. Bush ethics lawyer Richard Paint


Sen. Tina Smith wins primary to finish Al Franken’s term

Smith, who was elected as Minnesota’s lieutenant governor in 2014, had never run for office before that year. But she quickly consolidated money and endorsements, winning at the party convention then plowing into a busy grassroots campaign. Painter, who attacked Smith’s environmental record and said


Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley wins Republican primary in race to finish last 2 years of Al Franken's Senate term

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Tina Smith, appointed to replace Sen. Al Franken, wins Democratic primary to finish last 2 years of term

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Smith, appointed to replace Sen. Al Franken, wins Democratic primary to finish last 2 years of term.


Favorites for Al Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

Franken's successor, Democrat Tina Smith, and the endorsed Republican candidate, state Sen. Karin Housley, were heavy favorites in their respective races.


Keith Ellison cashes in his ‘one free hit’ | Spectator USA

Al Franken must be livid. After all, the failed screenwriter and former senator found himself chased out of office for far less serious allegations. He was accused of merely groping a few unsuspecting – and in one case, sleeping – women. Despite Good Feminist Gloria Steinem’s 90s declaration that Bi

SPECTATOR.US - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at a news conference on American labor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Klobuchar defeated four Democrats in the primary in Minnesota for the third term. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WAFF - 2018-08-16 13:42:00

Al Franken's Senate seat up for grabs in wake of #MeToo, and what else to watch in politics this week

After Al Franken's Senate seat was vacated amid #MeToo allegations, how will Minneapolis women vote?Two former GOP presidential candidates seek their third terms as governorNon-white turnout in MilwaukeeVermont's Democratic gubernatorial ballot features a transgender woman hoping to make history & a


Minnesota To See Historic Senate Race

Click to EnlargePhoto: Wikimedia Commons(KNSI) - Minnesota will have its first ever U.S. Senate race with two women nominees.Never before in Minnesota's history have two women ever run against each other for a US Senate seat.Republican State Senator Karin Housley will face current Democratic US Sena


The Latest: Somali-American wins Minnesota US House primary

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Decisions by three Minnesota Democrats to leave the House set off a land rush for their open seats, with one race featuring Somali-American lawm


Housley Wins GOP Primary for Minnesota Senate Seat; to Faceoff with Tina Smith - Fox21Online

Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley has easily won the state's Republican primary in a race to finish the last two years of Al Franken's Senate term.August 14, 2018The Associated PressST. PAUL, Minn.-Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley has easily won the state’s Republican primary in a race to finish


Democrat Tina Smith Will Face Republican Karin Housley In November - KVRR Local News

“Tonight, I thank Minnesotans for their support. Every day in the Senate I work for the people of Minnesota – to be your voices in Washington, to find common ground and solve problems, so people have the opportunity – to build the life they want,” said Sen. Tina Smith. “I’ll work with anyone who wan


The Latest: Smith wins primary for rest of Franken term

She defeated several Democrats to clinch the party's nomination, including Richard Painter, the former GOP ethics attorney whose profile rose as a strident critic of President Donald Trump.


CLAWS OUT! Kirsten Gillibrand SHREDDED by Dems for tweet whining about Trump ignoring her accomplishments

President Trump, upon seeing Senate candidate Chele Farley in the crowd in Utica, takes an opportunity to criticize incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Has she gotten anything done?"pic.twitter.com/JBT8F4lScN— Spectrum News CNY (@SPECNewsCNY)August 13, 2018


Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar win DFL Senate primaries overwhelmingly

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.Franken's successor, Democratic Sen. Tina Smith, eas


Housley, Smith Win Primaries in Battle for Franken's Old Seat

Housley faced no major challengers when launching her campaign in the days after Franken announced his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct.His departure unexpectedly put a Democrat-held seat in play, complicating the party's hopes of retaking the Senate. But Minnesota hasn't yet appear


Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations

allegations of domestic abuse against Rep.Keith Ellisonof Minnesota, a progressive leader and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee running for the state’s attorney general." class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm">All but a few prominent Democrats and progressi


Follow live updates as Minnesota edges towards an all-woman Senate race in primaries

Minnesota goes to the polls on Tuesday in primaries ahead ofNovember's crucial midterm elections, with at least a couple of districts for seats in the House of Representatives set to be competitive between Democrats and Republicans.In the Senate, Republicans spot a chance to take the seat of Tina Sm