Mike McFadden, the GOP-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate, says he’ll soon begin running a political ad that shows him coaching youth football.
McFadden, a finance executive on leave while he runs for office, says he’s coached in the Mendota Heights youth football program for 13 years.
“Nothing beats spending every autumn teaching football, as well as important life lessons, to a great group of kids,” he said in a statement about the ad. In an email to supporters, he says he needs $5,000 in contributions to start airing the ad Tuesday.
McFadden has the Republican Party endorsement in the race, but will face state Rep. Jim Abeler in the Aug. 12 party primary. The winner will run against Sen. Al Franken in November.