Norm Coleman on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (MN)
Coleman responded that “It’s easy from the cheap seats to throw shots,” and said that Barkley and Franken lack his experience and his understanding of what it takes to forge deals in the hard-ball partisan atmosphere of Washington.
Responding to Barkley’s charge that he was beholden to big oil companies and other special interests, Coleman said Barkley is one to talk; he worked as a tobacco lobbyist. “We have real problems out there, real challenges,” Coleman said. “In the end it’s about who can work out there and who can solve it.”
The candidates agreed that Congress needs to work to regain the trust of the American people. Coleman reminded the audience that he pulled his negative ads last week because he didn’t want to add to peoples’ discomfort. Franken countered, “Sen. Coleman ran millions of dollars of negative ads against me, and they backfired, so he stopped running them.”
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Newly elected in 2008 & seated in 2009:
Newly appointed in 2009;
special election in 2010:
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Up for 6-year term in 2010:
(13 Democrats; 15 Republicans)
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