2008 Minnesota Senate Debates: Coleman, Franken, & Barkley
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from 2008 MN Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Al Franken (5)
- Dean Barkley (4)
- Norm Coleman (3)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy|
Al Franken: Opposed $700B rescue package; it only helps Wall Street.
Dean Barkley: Greatest malfeasance in economic history on GOPís watch.
Al Franken: $5,000 tax credit to help people pay for college.
Dean Barkley: Tax credits for college is just pandering; weíre broke.
Energy & Oil|
Al Franken: Tax credits for wind-power, not for oil companies.
Norm Coleman: Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence.
Dean Barkley: Worked as a tobacco lobbyist.
Principles & Values|
Norm Coleman: Experience needed to forge deals about real problems.
War & Peace|
Al Franken: Astounded anyone would still believe Iraq war is good idea.
Al Franken: Build schools in Afghanistan to keep them from Al-Qaida.
Dean Barkley: Fight conditions in Afghanistan that breed terrorism.
Norm Coleman: The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isnít an option.
The above quotations are from 2008 Minnesota Senate Debates: Coleman, Franken, & Barkley.
Other 2008 Senate debates:
- Interviews with Senate candidates (OnTheIssues SenateMatch series)
- Senior Citizens League Guide (Senate questionnaire on retirement topics)
- Scientists and Engineers for America Guide (Senate questionnaire on science & technology topics)
- Business Industry Political Action Committee (Senate questionnaire on business topics)
- Political Courage Test (Senate questionnaire on general topics)
- Citizens for Global Solutions (Senate questionnaire on international topics)
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- ME: Sen. Susan Collins (R, incumbent) vs. Rep. Tom Allen (D)
- MN: Sen. Norm Coleman (R, incumbent) vs. Al Franken (D) & Sen. Dean Barkley (I)
- MS: Sen. Roger Wicker (R, incumbent) vs. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove (D)
- NC: Sen. Liddy Dole (R) vs. State Sen. Kay Hagan (D)
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