Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Franken Running for U.S Senate Against Coleman

Last Friday Al Franken was at the DFL office in St. Paul shaking hands and talking with the party staff. It's very likely he told DFL party chair Brian Melendez on Friday that he is running for U.S. Senate against Norm Coleman. Word that Franken is going to run leaked out today when he called some other Democratic leaders to break the news.

Earlier this week, Franken promised his Air America listeners they would hear his decision on running before he leaves the network on February 14th. That fact that he's running won't come as a surprise to anyone since Franken has done everything but say he's going to run. Franken has been toying with the idea of running ever since Coleman won the seat after Senator Paul Wellstone was killed in a plane crash. Franken has spent the last election cycle doing fundraiser after fundraiser for nearly every Democratic candidate in Minnesota. He'll certainly be calling in those chits as he makes his run over the next two years.

2 Comments:

Blogger gpmartinson said...

Norm better do more than vote for cloture on a non-binding resolution to make up for 4 years of being on the "truth squad." He was one of the most republican republicans and hopefully Al will remind him of this even as Norm works hard to be "100% better" than Wellstone.

8:30 PM  
Blogger John said...

I have heard that Mike Cerissi is getting into the mix and running against Franken in the primary. I wish he has chossen to run against Amy...can you imagine a Senator Franken and Senator Cerissi. It would make a great duo and lead Minnesota politics back to the time where great debates and a great society came out of Minnesota.

5:21 PM  

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