abc
QUICK LINKS:

McFadden Wins Minnesota GOP Senate Primary

Updated: 08/12/2014 9:16 PM
Created: 08/12/2014 9:15 PM WDIO.com

MINNESOTA (AP) - Businessman Mike McFadden has won Minnesota's Republican Senate primary and will take on Sen. Al Franken in November.

McFadden defeated retiring state Rep. Jim Abeler and several lesser-known candidates in Tuesday's primary.

A political newcomer, McFadden was the front-runner after he was endorsed at the party convention in April. He argued he was the only candidate who could raise enough money to beat Franken. He criticized the first-term senator as being too close to Obama and for his support of the president's health care overhaul.

Outside political groups are starting to look at the Minnesota race as Republicans hope to win back control of the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce promised aggressive spending on behalf of McFadden even before Tuesday's primary. Democrat-aligned groups have not yet poured much money into Minnesota.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Front Page

  • Thieves Steal 2 Red Kettles in Hayward

    Thieves have stolen two Salvation Army red kettles in Hayward in recent weeks, leaving the Sawyer County chapter with only three collection stands remaining to collect donations in the final week before Christmas.  One kettle was believed to contain $300 to $400.

  • Sawyer Co. Homicide Charge Dropped

    Prosecutors have dropped a homicide charge against a man in the death of his wife at a Sawyer County cabin after further investigation yielded more evidence.  The charge against Cade G. Clark, 26, was dropped during a hearing on Wednesday.

  • Minnesota Joblessness Hits Lowest Level Since 2001

    Figures from the Department of Employment and Economic Development show that Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in November.  That helped lower Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 3.7 percent

  • Wisconsin Ranks 32nd in Private-Sector Job Growth

    Wisconsin ranks 32nd in private-sector job growth for the 12-month period ending in June. The state Department of Workforce Development also reported Thursday that unemployment dropped from 5.4 percent to 5.2 percent between October and November.

  • St. Louis County Cracks Down on Smoking in Child Care Homes

    Although most child care providers don't allow smoking in their homes already, St. Louis County created a rule to make sure it stays that way. On January 1st, all licensed family child care homes in St. Louis County will be completely smoke free 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of whether children are present or not.

 
Advertisement