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Two Franken ads make debut statewide today

Two new television ads for U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken will start running statewide today. Both deal with economic issues, and Sen. Norm Coleman’s name is only mentioned once.

The first is called “Get To Work,” and here’s the script:

Al Franken: It’s such a tough time. People’s life savings are literally slipping away. We have got to change the disastrous policies of the Bush administration. I don’t have all the answers but here’s where we start. Let’s stop the billions of dollars in giveaways to big oil and drug companies. Bring real oversight to Wall Street. Work to make college affordable. And fix the economy to help the middle class. I’m Al Franken. I approve this message. Because it’s time to get to work.

Here’s the script for the second one, called “Honest Differences”:

Announcer: Honest differences on the issues that matter to your family. The economy: Al Franken supports tax breaks for the middle class. A five thousand dollar tax credit to help families pay for college. Stop giveaways to the special interests. Norm Coleman? He supported George Bush’s economic plan all the way, voting for budgets that have left us ten trillion dollars in debt. It’s Al Franken who will stand up for the middle class. For a change.

Al Franken: I’m Al Franken, and I approve this message.

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