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July 09, 2007

Shock: Al Franken beats Norm Coleman in donations

Alleged funnyman and former Air America Radio host Al Franken (aka Stuart Smalley) has raised $1.9 million in the second quarter of this year for his Senate bid from Minnesota. That beats the $1.6 million raised by his opponent the incumbent Norm Coleman. Franken's fellow Dem/DFRer Mike Ciresi raised $750,000.

Even more shocking:

According to Franken's campaign, more than 95 percent of his contributions in the last reporting period were $100 or less. The campaign said it raised only $5,500 from political action committees... Franken's emphasis on money raised from small donors could be a way to deflect criticism of "Hollywood" money, which he has tapped from friends and colleagues from the entertainment industry. In the first quarter of the year, scores of actors, writers, producers and others from that field contributed to Franken's campaign...

Of course, the positive sign (for America) is that Coleman has more cash on hand.

Posted in StuartSmalley at July 9, 2007 02:55 PM

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