Al Franken was pressing some Gopher flesh on the U campus this morning when second-year student Aditya Nemani asked the U.S. Senate candidate if he was serious about a $5,000 tuition tax credit he has proposed.
“It costs a lot of money to go to college,” Franken said, sympathetically. “We have high tuition in this state. I don’t want to see students selling their plasma twice a week.”
Franken posited that he could pay for it “six times over” if he raised taxes on everyone making more than $1 million a year.
Nemani, an 18-year-old from Edina majoring in biomedical engineering, wasn’t exactly swooning. “Honestly, he expressed concern, which is about it,” Nemani said. “He said that he’d try it.”
Did Franken sway his vote? “Oh, he’s already got my vote,” Nemani concluded.