Democrats Listening To Former Republican Richard Painter As MN US Senate Primary Nears

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Bill Sorem

Richard Painter speaks to voters in Minnetonka.

Former Republican Richard Painter is running in the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s US Senate despite losing the endorsement vote to Tina Smith. Smith was appointed to the office when Senator Al Franken resigned earlier this year.

Painter is taking his campaign to people who will vote in the DFL (Democratic Farmer Labor) August 14th primary. He met with about 60 voters at Minnetonka City Hall on June 26. The winner of the primary will likely face Republican Karin Housley in the November general election.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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