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Coleman joins Republican Jewish Coalition as paid consultant

Norm Coleman has joined the Washington-based Republican Jewish Coalition as a paid consultant during his ongoing Senate election contest with Al Franken, Politico is reporting.

Norm Coleman has joined the Washington-based Republican Jewish Coalition as a paid consultant during his ongoing Senate election contest with Al Franken, Politico is reporting.

In that role, Coleman will be a “strategic adviser” and will travel the country fundraising on the group’s behalf, according to the group’s executive director, Matt Brooks. No details on salary or length of work with the group.

“It’s an opportunity for him to, now that he’s got some down time on his hands, to really help us while this case is being adjudicated,” Brooks told Politico. “He hasn’t given up at all” on retaking the Minnesota seat.

The coalition, founded in 1985, harshly attacked Barack Obama last fall, Politico says. And although Obama won more than three-quarters of the Jewish vote, Brooks said he didn’t view its efforts as a failure.

“We had an impact on forcing him to make that visit to Israel, and I think we forced him to take much more clear pro-Israel positions,” he told Politico.