Al Franken already wants you to open your pocketbook for his 2014 reelection campaign

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If Franken goes up against the always well-funded Bachmann in 2014, he'll need all the dough he can get.
There really is no political offseason anymore.

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Just over three months removed from our last regularly scheduled election, Al Franken is already asking you to kick in some dough for his 2014 reelection campaign.

Here's his new internet ad, which was first spotted on the Pioneer Press website by Mike Dec. When we asked Dec for a screengrab, he told us he spotted it on the City Pages website too:

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h/t: Mike Dec

As you can see, the ad -- paid for by "Al Franken for Senate 2014" -- expresses Franken's support for Rep. Rick Nolan's recently unveiled effort to rollback the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, a ruling which opened the floodgates wider than before for corporate money in American politics.

But as we noted yesterday, a bill to that end has much brighter prospects in the Democrat-controlled Senate than it does in the GOP-controlled House. Since passage in both chambers is necessary for it to become law, any effort to legislate away Citizens United will probably end up mostly being an exercise in political theater.

Post-election polling indicates Franken will be hard to beat in 2014. It also indicates MNGOPers would like to see Michele Bachmann emerge as the Republican who tries to take him out. An accomplished comedian versus an accomplished unintentional comedian? Sounds like it has the makings of a wildly entertaining -- and expensive -- race!



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webcelt
webcelt

Senators have to raise money as soon as results are announced election night. This is the 2014 cycle. Everyone planning to run next year is focused on fundraising. Rick Nolan isn't the only one pretty unhappy about the time it takes up. Now that unlimited corporate and billionaire money can be thrown at them, politicians have good reason to think they never have enough money.

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

no gun grabbers sorry Al you got my vote last time .... but no more!

A1batross
A1batross

Senatorial terms are every six years, House terms are two. So every House member is likewise already asking for 2014 donations... so why is Franken's position news?

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Senatorial terms are six years, as opposed to House terms which are two... so how is it Franken's fault that his first term is up in 2014?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Kevin Green Lucky for Al you will probably accidentally shoot yourself since you are a crazy stupid liar.

Onan
Onan

@keny1 Bestselling author and multiple Emmy-winning comedy writer.

Better?

keny1
keny1

@Onan Comedy writer, NOT comedian. Stuart Smalley? Yeah, that was just brilliantly hilarious. You also forgot to mention that he was a failed talk radio host. Franken had no choice but to get into politics. If he didn't he'd be asking you if you want BBQ sauce with your McNuggets.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@Onan @keny1 More to the point, what has he done while there? Rubber stamp Reid and Obama? Voted on a health care bill he hadnt read and is now trying to have portions removed? (wink wink). Why he's even come out and made a statement that drone attacks on US citizens is bad.. Don't see much action but he had a press release.


MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@keny1  Still you are a liar who can't or won't back up what he is saying.  You can say all the insults you want to me they have no truth to them so it just shows what a childish idiot you are.  When I insult you everyone can tell I'm telling the truth.  You are stupid keny, everyone can tell it from reading you.  That's why no one agrees with you on here.  That's why you are wrong about the world all the time.  I told you Obama would get reelected, you are stupid and were wrong.  That's why you are obsessed with me.  I am smart and you are stupid.   You prove it with every post.  Prove you are a successful restaurant owner.   You can't do it because you are a cowardly liar. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@keny1 That's complete bullshit.  You are a liar.  You are a stupid racist who lies on every story so I'd never believe that.  I've read your posts, obviously you are poorly educated and wouldn't be able to successfully run a business.  My guess is that you are a convicted child molester who makes his money cleaning up the porn booths at Sex World.  Why else would you be such a sexist racist idiot? 

keny1
keny1

@MicheleBachmann BTW, $45k a year can barely support a family of four. Yet you liberals think that I should pay taxes for people who live off the welfare system?  NO. NO. And No. 

keny1
keny1

@MicheleBachmann I own a restaurant that grosses $1 million in sales per year. And because I am a smart conservative, I have a smart tax accountant. With (legal) deductions and (legal) tax loopholes, I pay ZERO dollars in taxes. Now, before you accuse me of being part of the 1%, I am not. I may gross $1 million in sales, when you take into account food and beverage costs, labor costs, MN business taxes, Federal business taxes, as well as the benefits that I provide to my employees, do you know what my net profit is (considering that I work 70 hours a week?)  

$45,000 per year.

So please explain to me how I am greedy?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@keny1  What have you ever done keny?   You are a pathetic racist loser.   Most racists I've met do things like clean toilets so I doubt you've made jack shit in your life.  You are sexist and stupid so I doubt you have a woman.   Post your name and employer so we can see what a winner you are keny.

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