A new poll shows Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain by 17 percentage points in Minnesota. The poll also shows that despite Obama's popularity, DFL Senate candidate Al Franken trails Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.
Al Franken is ready to hit the campaign trail after winning the DFL endorsement for U.S. Senate at his party's convention in Rochester. He appears on Midday to discuss the issues in the Senate race and take listener calls.
Just before the Democratic State Convention in Rochester, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, discusses key issues in the campaign and takes listener questions.