U.S. Sen. Warren coming to Minnesota to campaign for DFL, Franken
January 16, 2014 — 9:57am
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, considered a Democratic star, will visit Minnesota in March to raise campaign funds for U.S. Sen. Al Franken and the DFL Party.
Warren, who was occasionally mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the DFL's Humphrey-Mondale fundraiser in March. That dinner is closed to the press, said DFL spokeswoman Ellen Perrault.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, at a Senate Banking Committee meeting last year
Warren, of Massachusetts, will also campaign for Franken, who is up for re-election this year. The two have campaigned together and raised money for each other before over the years.
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