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Franken's Take On Bush and Coleman

Few Senate races have the potential to attract as much attention next year as Minnesota's contest, especially if "SNL" alum Al Franken is the Democratic nominee. Incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman (R) is considered vulnerable, and as The Fix reported Friday, "Democrats will seek to make the race a referendum on Coleman and his relationship with President Bush."

That strategy popped up on YouTube last night.

Candidate Franken makes a 3-minute pitch to small donors, and makes use of a photo of the president and Coleman in a warm embrace -- one of those classic black and white shots you often see in attack ads. He urges supporters to make small campaign donations, because he says the causes he supports -- like combating global climate change, and protecting civil liberties -- lack well-funded PACs from which he can draw financial support.

"I hope I can count on you, to stand with me. Let's show the special interests that they aren't so special after all," Franken concludes.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  August 21, 2007; 11:22 AM ET Congress
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This video and the Carville video both don't work. How come the only ads that can be viewed are those pathetic pro-war ones?

Posted by: nmaif | August 23, 2007 12:01 AM

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