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Sen. Tina Smith on her first address from Senate floor

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Live results: The biggest Wisconsin and Minnesota primary races

There are primaries in four states tonight — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — but Wisconsin is the state to watch.<p><b>The state of play:</b> …


Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.<p>In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first …


Tina Smith defeats former Bush ethics lawyer in Minnesota Dem primary

Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithDem senator who replaced Franken on his future in Minnesota: 'It's complicated' Dem strategist: It's 'far-left …


Karin Housley Wins GOP Special Election Primary For Senate

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) —</b> Karin Housley has enough votes to be declared the winner of the Republican primary for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat up for …


Who to watch in tonight's primaries

There are a lot of interesting candidates to watch in tonight's primaries across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> Even …


Sen. Tina Smith tries to hold off challenger Richard Painter

November winner will finish ex-Sen. Al Franken’s term.

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Sen. Tina Smith wins primary to finish Al Franken’s term - The Washington Post

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) has won the Democratic nomination to serve the rest of former senator Al Franken’s term, holding off an underdog challenge from former Bush administration ethics lawyer Richard Painter.<p>Smith, who was elected as Minnesota’s lieutenant governor in 2014, had never run for …

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Election 2018

Tina Smith for Senate<p>Sen. Tina Smith is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate.<p>Smith was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to replace former Sen. Al …

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Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Sen. Tina Smith stands out — quietly

She takes a thoughtful approach to working across the aisle.


Dems Launch Lt. Governors Group to Rival GOP Fundraising

Democratic lieutenant governors are forming a group which will raise funds for lieutenant governor candidates in the November elections, <b>Politico</b> …

Conservative View

Sen. Tina Smith, 4 challengers woo farmers at Farmfest

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and her four opponents took the stage together for the first time on Tuesday at Farmfest, voicing support for farmers struggling …


Sen. Tina Smith condemns drug companies but invests more than a quarter million in them

Drug companies get lots of scorn from Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. Drug companies also get lots of investment capital from Tina Smith.<p>Smith, appointed …

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Readers Write: Korean War MIAs, primary election, ketamine use on suspects, police shooting of Thurman Blevins

Credit Trump for transfer of remains.


Al Franken might actually run for office again

In December, Al Franken resigned from his position in the Senate after eight women accused him of touching them inappropriately over the years, with …

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Al Franken says he hasn't ruled out running for office again

Former Sen. Al Franken, asked whether he plans to ever run for office again, said this week he has not “ruled it out” nor “ruled it in.”<p>“I miss the …

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Al Franken hasn’t ruled out running for office again

Al Franken, who resigned from the Senate in January after more than a half-dozen women claimed he sexually harassed them, said he hasn’t ruled out …

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Al Franken hasn't ruled out another run for office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Monday he hasn't ruled out the possibility of running for office again, adding that he misses and loved his job as a US senator representing Minnesota.<p>"I put my heart in the job," Franken said to TV station WCCO, a CNN affiliate. "I miss the …

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Vanderbilt University investigates 'white pride' email sent to students

Vanderbilt University is investigating a “deeply disturbing” email that was sent to an internal list of students, faculty and staff Monday night.<p>The …

College & University

Vanderbilt Students Receive Email Promoting White Supremacy

A handful of Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff received an email Monday evening containing the N-word and promoting white supremacy. …

Black Students

With two weeks until the primary, governor candidates have already spent $3.5 million

The race to be Minnesota’s next governor has already cost more than $3.5 million and the five top candidates in the running have plenty of cash to …


Durbin Seeks Resignation of DHS Secretary Over Family Separations

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., called for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as a result of the controversial practice of …

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State Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’ll return $2,500 in speaking fees after ethical questions

Democratic state Rep. Ilhan Omar said she will returning $2,500 in speaking fees to public college scholarship funds after a GOP lawmaker raised …


Amy Klobuchar And Tina Smith: Minnesota's Two-For-One US Senate Races

Minnesota is <i>not</i> one of the ten states where Democrats have to hold on to a Senate seat after Donald Trump won in 2016. Weirdly enough, Trump remains …

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With big lead, Minn. senator looks to general election

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., discusses the impact of Trump's tariffs on Minnesota farmers, reducing drug costs for consumers, her general election race …


Sen. Tina Smith: Farmers in Minnesota Hurt by Trump Trade Policy

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., said the major issue facing Minnesota voters is President Donald Trump’s trade policy.<p>“Trade is top of mind and these …

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Minnesota's Senate, Governor Races: Who's Ahead In The Polls

Democrats are hoping for a "blue wave" across the nation this fall, but Republicans are looking to flip seats in Minnesota.<p>In just a little over two …


Richard Painter, now a DFL candidate, uses anti-Trump talk to challenge Tina Smith for Senate seat

There Richard Painter was, standing in front of a couple thousand Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party devotees who likely would not support the …

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House Votes to Repeal Tax on Medical Devices

WASHINGTON—The House voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices, again showing bipartisan support for eliminating the levy.<p>Congress created the tax in the 2010 Affordable Care Act to help pay for expanding health insurance, but medical-device companies and their home-state allies …

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Senate Candidate Richard Painter To Hold 8-Hour Q&A Session On Facebook Live

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –</b> U.S. Senate candidate Richard Painter is planning to answer voters’ questions all day Sunday during live broadcasts on Facebook …

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