Washington Post highlights Coleman-Franken Senate race; U.S. Chamber consider it pivotal in preventing 60-seat Dem majority

Minnesota’s Senate race is a front-page story across the country. On Saturday, the Al Franken-Norm Coleman (and Dean Barkley) race was a top story in the Washington Post.

There was no big new ground broken in the story, which ran under the headline “Comedian Becomes Serious Contender.” But reporter Paul Kane did report that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has “dubbed the race ground zero in the effort to stop a 60-seat majority” for Democrats in the Senate.

According to the Post story, the Chamber and some of its business friends have spent more than $3 million in Minnesota “on ads designed to scare voters about Franken and Democrats.”

The story also reported that Coleman, the Republican incumbent, believes his big opponent is the economy, not Franken.

”If I lose this race, it’s because of the American economy and voting for a rescue package,” Coleman told Kane.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 10/28/2008 - 01:04 am.

    The national Chamber of Commerce ads “designed to scare voters about Al Franken” are full of lies and distortions. I hope voters realize that when they are exposed to them over and over and over. (Ditto their and the Republican anti-Ashwin Madia ads. Truly slimy.)

    What’s much more scary is Norm Coleman’s record, one of its worst pieces – in my opinion – being his determined attacks against Kofi Annan, even two years AFTER the Voelcker Commission found Annan completely innocent of any complicity in the oil-for-food scandal. While Coleman rushed to do the Administration’s bidding as part of their effort to weaken the UN, he did not, as Voelcker and his commission did, investigate the Security Council members (the U.S. and others) who approved each and every oil-for-food transaction.

  2. Submitted by Marvin O'Brien on 01/10/2009 - 10:55 am.

    I beleive that there was trickery in the recount of the Franken / Coleman election but IO supose that you will not investigate.

    I have read your suposedly non bias investigation of the bush adminastration and you have failed to get to the root of the problem to assess blame on the last two years of congrass and the previous Adm. Just looks like moore bush bashing instead of getting the facts

    why don’t some one investigate why congressmen can get full retirement benifits even after beeing fired by the constiuents?

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