http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/38 ... eat-as-demEx-Bush ethics official to run for Franken's former Senate seat as Dem: report
Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush’s administration, is expected to announce on Monday he will run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Al Franken (D-Minn.).
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Sunday that Painter, who has been a frequent critic of President Trump, recently filed paperwork with federal elections officials to run against Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), who replaced Franken in January.
Painter launched a campaign website in recent days, and his campaign’s Twitter page identifies him as “running for U.S. Senate in Minnesota.”
Painter is scheduled to hold a press conference on Monday at the state capitol to announce his plans. <snip>
tweet at the link:
Painter For Minnesota
Richard will be making an important announcement on Monday regarding his involvement in the U.S. Senate election in Minnesota. Stay tuned.
8:05 AM - Apr 26, 2018