US Senator Al Franken (DFL-MN) is flying around Minnesota today supporting DFL-endorsed candidate for Governor Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Last night, Franken was among a crowd of Margaret Anderson Kelliher supporters that rallied on front of the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul just before the final debate between Kelliher and her two opponents in Tuesday’s Primary — Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza.
Franken told others waiting for the debate to begin that Kelliher is “a very rational and very strong leader. She was able to override the Governor’s veto on transportation.” Franken, Congressman Keith Ellison and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman lead the faithful working the crowd as they lined up to get in. Not all waiting were Kelliher supporters. Full video of the rally here. Full video of the debate here.