Coleman ally files complaint against Franken

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ and JEREMY HERB , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 16, 2010 - 9:05 PM

Jeff Larson accused Franken of violating ethics rules by soliciting donations at a Minneapolis hearing.

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finadvisorSep. 16, 10 9:19 PM

sleeping , drawing pictures, and then making faces like a 2 year old while presiding over the Senate. And then all the problems of today...unemployment, deficits as far as the eye can see, and this is our Senator? laughingstock around the country.

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halfabubbleSep. 16, 10 9:20 PM

File ethics charges so more lawyers in Washington will have something to do.

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notadumdemSep. 16, 10 9:25 PM

Better than the usual Democrat same old, same old of stuffing their own pockets.

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tomgilSep. 16, 10 9:25 PM

Mr. Larson might consider an ethics complaint for Sen. Coleman collecting a salary in Washington.

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doom88Sep. 16, 10 9:27 PM

He is a vulgar comedian. I think no one is surprised at this. He should have never been able to be a Senator. That was crazy that he even came close.....let alone won.

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redstar1961Sep. 16, 10 9:33 PM

Al Frankin, Inc. is disgusting.

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David3165Sep. 16, 10 9:34 PM

Is this the same guy that rented his townhouse to Norm on the cheap and then gave his credit card to the Palins to buy some nice clothes for the convention?

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granpaSep. 16, 10 9:47 PM

Politicians like beggars always have their hand out. This is just to hassle him and a waste of time nuisance complaint. I agree with MrClean, how about some decent candidates.

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kraigalanSep. 16, 10 9:51 PM

October 22, 2008 A different Jeff Larson, perhaps? No such luck. The New York Times confirms that the Republican consultant and robocall-firm executive bought Palin's clothes and was reimbursed by the RNC. But wait, there's more. Noting the "six degrees of GOP sleaze," Josh Marshall reminds us, "Jeff Larson is not only John McCain's chief robocaller and Sen. Palin's $150k clothes shopper, he's also the guy who's giving that sweetheart rental deal on his apartment in DC" to Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.).

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kraigalanSep. 16, 10 9:53 PM

Coleman himself is also intimately connected with FLS-Connect. As of last September, he had paid the firm almost $645,000 in consulting fees for the 2008 election and over $1.5 million since 2001. Not only that, but according to a complaint filed last fall with the FEC by the DFL Party (the local name for the Democrats), "The owner of FLS-Connect, longtime Coleman confidant and powerful Republican operative Jeff Larson, is the treasurer of Coleman’s political-action committee." That complaint alleged "illegal in-kind corporate contributions" to Coleman by two groups which had run issues ads attacking Franken for his support of the Employee Free Choice Act. Those groups were also FLS clients. It was further reported that "Coleman rents living space in the English-basement apartment of a million-dollar townhouse that Jeff Larson owns in Washington, D.C., for which Coleman pays far under market value. In addition, Coleman shares the apartment with offices of FLS-Connect."

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