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.