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Al Franken Running To Win Back Wellstone Seat In Minnesota

While in Texas there is speculation, much of it idle, about who might run against Senator John Cornyn, in Minnesota Al Franken is running to defeat Republican Norm Coleman and win back Paul Wellstone’s seat.

An early poll shows Coleman ahead but vulnerable. Coleman is running below 50% though Franken has some fairly high negatives.

The 2002 death of Senator Wellstone right before the election, and the defeat of his ballot replacement Walter Mondale, remain painful to recall.

Normally I don’t like thinking about an election so far in advance. An endless election cycle is not good for governing the nation. However, in this case, I’ll make an exception.

I don’t know if Franken has a primary challenger or not. What I do know is that I will be following this race and will donate money to the Democratic nominee.    

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March 29, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 4 Comments