DFLer, ex-state senator backs Norm Coleman

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  • Updated: September 29, 2008 - 4:36 PM
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bonitaSep. 28, 08 8:46 PM

Dougie, Norm Coleman, and Joe Liberman can get together for a drink after the election.

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kgunchSep. 28, 0811:03 PM

Exactly which of Coleman's positions does Johnson align himself with: tax cuts for the rich, unbridled government spending, lack of oversight on no-bid contracts, total lack of government accountability for constitutional violations, torture? Oh, he's his buddy. I get it. That's quite an endorsement.

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davidrhaasSep. 29, 08 7:07 AM

and what do the liberal dems do? Start smarting off... We should be able to support who ever we want for what ever reason we want to. 20 years ago voting a split ticket was a very common thing to do. Reagan won the White House in a landslide, but he didn't get the house or senate. We should vote for the best individual irregardless of their party.

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BornDemocratSep. 29, 08 7:53 AM

There's no way this clown wins the election. MN just doesn't strike as being that stupid as to vote for this clown. I know some very loyal Democrats, having been raised amoungst them, and none of them are voting for Al. One lady is a flower child of the sixties, and due to Al alone, she's registered as a Republican for the first time ever. This party left most of us a long time ago. Al is just affirmation of that fact.

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puckno34Sep. 29, 0810:16 AM

davidrhaas - if you took out your first sentence which indicates a strong bias on your part, I would have clicked Yes to your comment. Why do you mention "liberal dems"? Did you condemn "neo-con repubs" when they took away leadership posts to MN state Republicans who dared to oppose their party? It's fine for Doug Johnson to endorse whoever he wishes but the final sentence kind of minimizes the impact of it. Would an HR recruiter give much weight to a job reference who says they were friends for 20 years?

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mecheng5by5Sep. 29, 0810:29 AM

We can see which way you swing based on a story with front page cred getting buried here. I'm glad though to see some commentors showing good sense. Franken is a clown, of the derriere persuasion.

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vikingorumSep. 29, 0810:29 AM

Al Franken is a numbskull, who has a rotten mouth, has no real ideas for office, and only has clever commercials denouncing Coleman. Betty McCollum obviously can't stand him and neither can Priscilla Lord Faris. Coleman is a turncoat and liar, willing to do whatever it takes to get re-elected.

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lavonneannSep. 29, 0810:32 AM

What has Coleman done in the previous 6 years? Voted with Bush every chance he got! No more of the same OLD, change is the answer!

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saintcroixSep. 29, 0810:35 AM

That's the company that's trying to build a controversial "clean-coal" power plant on the Iron Range. The plant that Norm Coleman has showered tens of millions of dollars in federal funds on. So where is that in your so-called news story? Oh, I know where--at Minnesota Independent, not in the Strib. http://minnesotaindependent.com/10813/norm-coleman-touts-lobbyist%e2%80%99s-endorsement-without-telling-you-he%e2%80%99s-a-lobbyist

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willmik1Sep. 29, 0811:04 AM

The United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal. Clean coal use is a good idea and Hitler was liquifying coal during the 2nd world war. South Africa has used liquified coal to fuel it's entire commercial fleet of aircraft for six years. Europe uses liquified coal for its millions of diesel cars and trucks and here we (The United States) bows to the nutcakes in the Siera Club and other left wing organizations to bash clean coal technology. Give me a break.

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