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Al Franken is a genuine liberal candidate who has been taking some heavy hits lately.  Republican proxies for his opponent, Norm Coleman, have been hammering him with oppo research implying he is corrupt.  

From TPM Election Central:

New Poll Finds Al Franken Falling Further Behind In Minnesota
By Eric Kleefeld - April 24, 2008, 9:09AM
The round of negative stories about Al Franken's failure to properly pay business taxes in all the states he was active now appears to be damaging him and endangering his effort to oust Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN), a new poll finds.

The latest numbers from Rasmussen, compared to last month:

Coleman (R) 50% (+2)
Franken (D) 43% (-3)

I've been supporting Al through Act Blue and I urge all Kossacks to help him out right now.

The Star Tribune has carried the following stories:

04/11/08 Franken acknowledges mistake

04/16/08 Franken corporation owes California $5,800

04/24/08 New round of financial questions dogs Franken

Summarizing, he was not big on doing his own finances and whoever he was paying to do them was very sloppy to say the least.   He needs to fire his current accountant, regardless of any sentimental attachment, and get a new one to go over all his finances. But this issue shouldn't sink his campaign.

Anyway, show him a little love today.

Update: tip jar was added late. Thanks for the recs.

Originally posted to glassbeadgame on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM PDT.


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  •  mr. icebergslim and i give (4+ / 0-)

    50.00 a month.  mr. icebergslim went to university of minnesota and knew late senator paul wellstone.  we have family in minnesota, and they are giving to mr. franken, too.

  •  oh gee, thought it was only the Pioneer Press (1+ / 0-)
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    that was hounding him. that St. Paul, right-leaning, paper has had numerous negative articles about this non-issue too.  I'm sorry to see that the Minneapolis paper is doing the same thing.  fer crying out loud!!!  I been gonna write a letter to the editor (the St. Paul paper likes me, I'm 3 for 4 in my LTEs to them) about this very thing and just have not gotten to it. damn.

    We've given a bunch of money to Franken, probably time to give more.  especially since our "economic stimulus" money will be here soon.

    thanks for the heads up!

    The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions...Leonardo da Vinci

    by Mom to Miss M on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 11:11:36 AM PDT

  •  Actually, Minnesotans should give.... (0+ / 0-)

    ....Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer a serious look.

    Although I believe that the Democratic nominee (whomever that might be) WILL win this seat (especially with Obama at the top of the ticket), this most recent poll does take down one of Franken's most compelling arguments, the fact that he's supposedly the most "electable".

    I have volunteered for the JNP campaign and nearly EVERY conversation I've had with people at the caucuses, senate district conventions, county conventions, and congrssional district conventions has gone the same way: "We LOVE Jack and agree with him on all of the issues, but we think Al is more electable".

    The only reason why JNP does worse in polls than Franken is because JNP is largely unknown, and the more people know about him, the more they like him. Franken is much more of a known quanity and the fact that he is doing so poorly against a mediocre Bush-supporting senator in a BLUE state is troubling to say the least.

    Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is a REAL grassroots candidate and with some hard work he can not only be the nominee, he can WIN.

    "...if my thought-dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine...." {-8.13;-5.59}

    by lams712 on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 11:14:47 AM PDT

  •  I just gave $25 via ActBlue (0+ / 0-)

    I gave ActBlue a $2.50 tip as well.

    I live in NYC, but have been a longtime Franken admirer.  He's a good man and I hope he wins.  

    I've already given a pile of money to Barack, so now it seems like it's time to spread it around some.

    C'mon, everybody!

  •  Please post a tip jar (0+ / 0-)

    So we can rec this up!

  •  I gave because (0+ / 0-)

    the idea that Paul Wellstone's seat is being, eh 'held' by Norm Coleman is almost more than I can bear.  This must be rectified.

  •  official mojo meter (3+ / 0-)
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    parryander, lams712, Fiona West

    tip jar whatever. Thanks.

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