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Boxer, Franken team up to raise money

WASHINGTON, D.C. — California Sen. Barbara Boxer and Minnesota’s Al Franken have recently teamed up to raise a little dough. And, according to Congressional Quarterly, it’s a win-win scenario for the Democratic duo.

The bottom line, of course, is that they both need money — Boxer for a 2010 re-election bid and Franken for the ongoing expenses associated with the legal proceedings surrounding his ongoing Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.

Franken spokeswoman Jess McIntosh told CQ that Boxer has “been a strong supporter of Al Franken” throughout his campaign and wants to help in his efforts to pay off seven months (and counting) of legal bills.

Meanwhile, CQ says that “Boxer reported $4.6 million in the bank at the end of March, and has yet to attract a serious challenger. But it certainly can’t hurt to tap into the batch of Democratic donors Franken has attracted as a liberal cause célèbre, particularly given how expensive it is to campaign in California.”

The pair has confirmed that they will host a joint fundraising event in July.

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