Protesters pretending to be representatives of the health industry, big oil and other “special interests” were lined up with thank you signs outside Norm Coleman’s US Senate Campaign Headquarters.
Inside, Republican Senator Coleman announced his bid for a second term. Coleman emphasized his optimism and his record, both as mayor of St. Paul and as a senator, in an effort to differentiate himself from likely Democratic nominee Al Franken.
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Sports were mentioned frequently, particularly hockey. Coleman took several swipes at Franken without mentioning him by name. Coleman said he was going to “work to bring people together to get things done” and attempted to portray himself as a non-partisan. This is in stark contrast to his very partisan attacks he proudly launched during the last Democratic National Convention when he was designated by his party to be the Republican “attack dog” against Democrat John Kerry.