A story today in the National Journal about Republican chances to regain control of the U.S. Senate in November mentions the Minnesota race, calling Al Franken’s seat the 14th likeliest to flip.
The story says the odds are 50-50 that the Republicans will win control of the Senate, and still lists the Franken race as low on its flip list.
Says the story about Minnesota’s race:
14) Minnesota (D, Sen. Al Franken) (Previous: 14)
Welcome to the new sleeper race of 2014. Investment banker Mike McFadden, who won the state party endorsement in May to effectively clear the GOP field, has the personal wealth to at least partially self-fund a campaign—a necessity for a contest otherwise off the radars of most national donors. Even as they remain resolutely confident of Al Franken’s chances, Democrats are quietly conceding that this is a race that could end up closer than most people expect. This is, after all, a lawmaker who won his first race by fewer than 1,000 votes.