Do editorial boards hate Al Franken? (Update 3 – Mesabi edition)

Thanks to the Mesabi Daily News, Norm Coleman’s daily-paper endorsement margin swells. It’s now Norm 6-0* over Franken (11-0 if you count Forum Communications papers seperately, even though their pick goes chain-wide). Barkley has received the Minnesota Daily’s nod.

Has any major-office candidate secured this kind of elite-filter sweep?

Norm Coleman
Star Tribune
Pioneer Press
Forum Communications (Duluth News-Tribune, Fargo-Moorhead Forum and and four others)
Albert Lea Tribune
Marshall Independent
Mesabi Daily News

Dean Barkley
Minnesota Daily

Al Franken — no dailies yet.

Still to weigh in: papers in Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato and Winona, among others.

(* – note: I’m obviously a Twin Cities guy. I’ve moved the McLeod County Chronicle off the list; they’re not a daily.)

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