GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden got an early endorsement this week from the Forum newspaper chain. McFadden is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Al Franken.
The conservative-leaning Forum, based in Fargo, N.D., publishes papers in Fargo-Moorhead, Duluth, Red Wing, Worthington, Brainerd, Bemidji and other Minnesota cities.
Said the endorsement from the Forum’s management and editorial board:
“McFadden’s conservative recipe for Senate service comports well with the needs of Minnesota and the nation in the 21st century. His success in the private sector, while not necessarily a requirement for public office, is an impressive tool in his public policy kit. His dedication to education – including work in Minnesota to demonstrate what can be done if student-centered policies are implemented – can inform his Senate service.
McFadden also has a sensible view of government intervention in the marketplace, describing Franken’s approach as in sync with President Barack Obama’s “regressive regulation.”
The editorial adds:
“That’s not to say Franken has been wrong at every turn, as McFadden would have Minnesotans believe. If the challenger persists in that sort of hyperbole, his credibility will erode.”