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McFadden gets early endorsement from Forum newspaper chain

The conservative-leaning Forum chain publishes papers in Fargo-Moorhead, Duluth, Red Wing, Worthington, Brainerd, Bemidji and other Minnesota cities.

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.

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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.”