Minneapolis attorney Mike Ciresi, one of the Democrats seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., in next year's election, is a guest on Midday as part of our "Meet the Candidates" series.
Democrat Al Franken has netted a big endorsement
in his bid to challenge Republican Sen. Norm Coleman next year. The political arm of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5 voted Saturday to back Franken.
Al Franken and Mike Ciresi have gotten most of the attention in the race to become the DFL-endorsed candidate to run against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman next year. But political scientists say Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer might attract support with issues that could play well with the type of liberal DFLers who will attend the convention.
Three Democrats who hope to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman next year came together Friday to talk about the issues. Mike Ciresi, Jim Cohen and Al Franken talked about the war in Iraq, health care, taxes and other issues.
Republican Sen. Norm Coleman has taken out a full-page ad in the Star Tribune newspaper, criticizing Democrat Al Franken. Franken says the ad is intended to distract voters from Coleman's support for the war in Iraq.
Bush will be the featured guest at a Coleman fundraiser Aug. 21
in Eden Prairie, according to an invitation
The Associated Press obtained Wednesday and confirmed with a
spokeswoman for the hosts.