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Minn. Senate Race: Franken, Coleman on TV

Incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman and challenger Al Franken (D) have taken the Minnesota Senate campaign to the state airwaves in recent days.

Both Coleman and Franken have active YouTube channels, but Coleman has just unleashed his first TV ads of the cycle. Franken has a new ad on TV too, his first since January.

Coleman's first ad, "Working Together," discusses his bipartisan efforts in the Senate.

"It's about doing something, not just fighting about it, but doing something about it," he says.

Another Coleman ad stars his wife, Laurie Coleman. She says her husband is an independent thinker not beholden to special interest groups.

"Actually there is a special interest he'll answer to. Hey Norm," she tells the senator, "Will you take out the trash?"

Franken ran his first ads earlier this year during the Minnesota Democratic senate primary.

His new message, "Invest Here," calls for an end to the Iraq war:

"We're building 810 schools, 4,800 water and sewage projects, 1,047 roads and bridges. No, not in America. In Iraq. ... It's time to bring our troops home with a responsible plan for withdrawal and focus here."

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  June 19, 2008; 1:50 PM ET Congress
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now the senate campaign starts!!! it's getting wild now!!


Posted by: newsendorser | June 19, 2008 11:58 PM

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