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  • Liberal Project Aims to Impact Election Oversight by Electing Secretaries of State

    01/06/2009 2:29:56 AM PST · by Man50D · 17 replies · 872+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 06, 2009 | Fred Luca
    The highly publicized vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman is shining a light on Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the state’s chief election officer. Ritchie is chairman of the Minnesota Canvassing Board, which on Monday certified that Franken received 225 more votes than Coleman did. Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to a liberal 527 group, the Secretary of State Project, which says its goal is to “ensure fair, clean elections” by replacing conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats. “I want to thank the Secretary of State...
  • Major donor reconsiders support for Democrats who urged Franken to quit

    01/07/2018 4:12:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/7/18 | JACEY FORTIN New York Times
    A prominent donor to the Democratic Party says she is considering withdrawing support for senators who urged their colleague Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, has been one of the Democratic Party’s most generous supporters for decades. In particular, she has been a champion of female politicians, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Last month, those senators were among the dozens who called for Franken to resign from the Senate after at least six women accused him of sexual harassment...
  • Al Franken resigns: Here's what happens to his Senate seat

    01/02/2018 12:49:06 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies
    FOX ^ | January 2, 2018 | By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Sen. Al Franken officially resigned on Jan. 2, nearly a month after he announced his plans to step down from Congress amid numerous sexual misconduct allegations that began in November of last year. Aides to the senator told Fox News that Franken has provided his letter of resignation to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, who is replacing Franken, is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday. Franken, a Minnesota Democrat who has been in office since 2009, was plagued by multiple accusations of sexual misconduct over the past month and faced a Senate Ethics Committee investigation....
  • Stuart Smalley Says Goodbye: Al Franken Is No Longer A U.S. Senator

    01/02/2018 3:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, after giving one of the most non-introspective speeches on the Senate floor regarding his sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is now a private citizen. The Minnesota Democrat was hit with sexual misconduct allegations around the Thanksgiving holiday last year. He’s been accused of groping multiple women, forcibly kissing one as well. As of today, Stuart Smalley has left the building. Here’s his formal resignation letter: Here's Franken's letter of resignation, which took effect at noon CST. #mnsen pic.twitter.com/UpofdVrtiN— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) January 2, 2018 The Franken allegations arose just as the Alabama special election was winding down....
  • Franken officially out — and Bachmann unofficially in?

    01/02/2018 3:09:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    Those who bet on Al Franken changing his mind had better prepare to hear from their bookies. The Star Tribune reported earlier this afternoon that Franken formally submitted his resignation to Gov. Mark Dayton as promised, two months after a series of allegations regarding sexual misconduct emerged. His replacement will join the Senate tomorrow as planned: U.S. Sen. Al Franken is quitting the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.A spokesman for Franken said he had formally submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Mark Dayton. A copy of the letter was not immediately available, but the spokesman said the resignation would take...
  • Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/2/18 | Nicole Darrah
    ormer Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken. “I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said recently on televangelist Jim Bakker's television show. “And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and to be able to advocate for these principles.”
  • Michele Bachmann mulls run for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 10:48:41 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 85 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/2/18 | Khorri Atkinson
    Former Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she is considering a run for Al Franken's Senate seat. Background: Franken is officially resigning from Congress on Tuesday following a string of sexual misconduct allegations, with Minnesota's Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to take over the seat on Wednesday. Smith plans to run for the remaining two years of Franken's term in a special election in November. Bachmann told televangelist Jim Bakker last week that she has received calls about the race and is praying on whether to return to Washington at a time when "the swamp is...
  • Democrat Franken says goodbye in Minnesota (*sniff*)

    12/31/2017 7:27:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/17 | Dom Calicchio
    U.S. Sen. Al Franken said goodbye to staff members and supporters in Minneapolis on Thursday night, in his first public appearance in Minnesota since being accused of sexual harassment. Franken will officially step down from the Senate on Tuesday, with his successor – Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith – scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday to complete Franken’s term, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The Democrat, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer, said he didn't know what to expect when he first ran for office, “and of course, neither did Minnesotans.”
  • Franken Thanks Supporters, Says He Will Continue to Fight for Progressive Issues

    12/28/2017 7:27:07 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/28/17 | Ben Rodgers
    Days before his resignation from the U.S. Senate, Sen. Al Franken thanked family, staff and his constituents for support that allowed him to fight for issues for Minnesotans. "Serving the people in the U.S. Senate has been the honor of my life," the senator said. "And I'm here tonight to say thank you." Franken's speech to supporters and friends comes after he resigned earlier this month amid a storm of sexual misconduct allegations. He will officially step down on Tuesday. During his speech, Franken talked about how thankful he was to be able to grow up in a middle class...
  • Minnesota voters to Franken: Don’t quit — let us fire you

    12/28/2017 5:40:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December28, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Luther Strange isn’t the only current US Senator on his way out the door. In a few days, Al Franken will submit his resignation as promised last week, and Tina Smith will take his seat at least until a special election in November chooses his successor. As it turns out, Minnesota voters aren’t entirely happy about Franken’s resignation — and half of them want Franken to renege on his pledge to resign, according to a new PPP poll: -50% of voters think he should not resign, to only 42% who think he should go through with his planned resignation. There...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘The stage is being set’ for GOP landslide in 2018

    12/28/2017 10:12:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Democrats are headed for a major political upset in 2018, mostly due to the mainstream media’s dishonesty and the party’s inability to learn from its own mistakes. “The great political surprise of 2018 will be the size of the Republican victory,” the former Republican House Speaker wrote in a column for Fox News. “After members of the elite media have spent two years savaging President Trump, lying about Republican legislation, and reassuring themselves that Republican defeat was inevitable, the size of the GOP victory in 2018 will be an enormous shock.” Mr. Gingrich said the...
  • Turmoil: CA Democrats' Sexual Harassment Problem Cost Them

    12/26/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual harassment reckoning has exposed many men in positions of power for their bad behavior. Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin and others have either been fired or suspended for sexual misconduct. In the political realm, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is resigning in early January after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) made his way to the exit after his sexual harassment allegations made it into the limelight; he paid $27,000 to settle a claim in 2015. And yes, that’s our money he used for that expenditure. This reached a boiling point during the...
  • Franken to resign in early January

    12/20/2017 4:41:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/20/17 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Al Franken will step down on Jan. 2, a spokesman for the Minnesota Democrat said Wednesday.
  • Al Franken will resign Jan. 2

    12/20/2017 12:45:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 58 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/20/17 | Anon
    Sen. Al Franken will resign on Jan. 2, per multiple reports. His successor, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, will be sworn in on Jan. 3.
  • here we go=> democrat hypocrites tell creepy al franken to remain in senate

    12/18/2017 1:10:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 12/18/17 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Al Franken resigned from the US Senate on December 7th. This came after dozens of Democrat senators finally told him to step down for his sexual abuse that was caught on camera.Al Franken attacked President Donald Trump and Judge Roy Moore on the way out the door. But he never set a date to leave office. He said it would be “in the coming weeks.” He’s still in office. And now Democrats are calling on Franken to keep his job as US Senator. Politico reported: At least four senators are urging Al Franken to reconsider resigning, including two who...
  • Franken urged to reverse his resignation

    12/18/2017 4:00:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 12/18/17 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    At least four senators are urging Al Franken to reconsider resigning, including two who issued statements calling for the resignation two weeks ago and said they now feel remorse over what they feel was a rush to judgment. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who urged Franken not to step down to begin with — at least not before he went through an Ethics Committee investigation — said the Minnesota senator was railroaded by fellow Democrats.
  • Dems now want accused groper Al Franken back

    12/18/2017 7:40:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 18, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Some Democratic senators now regret pushing accused groper Sen. Al Franken to resign, and are urging him to stay on, according to a new report. “I think we acted prematurely, before we had all the facts,” one anonymous senator told Politico. “In retrospect, I think we acted too fast.” Franken reluctantly bowed to his colleagues’ demands to step down earlier this month after he was accused of sexual assault by eight women, saying he’d leave the Senate “in the coming weeks.” Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been tapped as his replacement. But at least four senators — including three...
  • NYT Op-Ed: Franken Shouldn't Have Resigned

    12/16/2017 6:22:26 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Activist Zephyr Teachout, who ran for governor in 2014 and Congress in 2016; she lost both times, is troubled by Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) resignation. Mind you, the Minnesota Democrat has not packed up his bags and left. He said he would resign in the near future. It was one of the most soporific and non-introspective resignation speeches—and it wasn’t just conservatives who noted this. Some journalists noted that Franken never apologized for his actions. True. He also called his accusers liars, which is also true. The man didn’t want to go, possibly because he thought his party affiliation could...
  • Stand Up To Hate-Spewing Dem Bullies

    12/15/2017 12:55:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/17 | Judi McLeod
    In short, stand up to all hate-spewing Dem bullies, both male and female, to bring them out under the much-needed spotlight. Why is it that the first three words that should be stoically stated by those wrongfully accused of sexual harassment are never heard? The three words should be “Show me the evidence” that brought about the accusations against me. Does anyone wonder why we have so far never heard these words?
  • Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign: I Don’t Think He Should Have Been President

    12/14/2017 10:13:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights. First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary. He accused Gillibrand of doing “anything” for campaign contributions. Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone. This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave…whenever that may be. Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign, as...