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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:06 AM

Norm Coleman Rules Out Senate Bid In 2014

Source: TPM



DAVID TAINTOR 10:00 AM EST, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9, 2013

Former Sen. Norm Colenman (R-MN) ruled out another bid for Senate in 2014, in an interview with National Journal.

The former senator, who narrowly lost to Al Franken in 2008, said Franken's low profile has boded well for Franken.

"He's been pretty much invisible," Coleman told National Journal. "In that sense he hasn't created a lot of enemies. I don't know if that's his strategy, but it's a pretty good strategy if it is.

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Link to National Journal article:
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/are-republicans-scared-of-al-franken-20130109

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Reply Norm Coleman Rules Out Senate Bid In 2014 (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Brickbat Jan 2013 #1
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #2
titanicdave Jan 2013 #3
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #4
Mnpaul Jan 2013 #16
BainsBane Jan 2013 #5
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #12
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #15
ButterflyBlood Jan 2013 #7
WeekendWarrior Jan 2013 #8
Kolesar Jan 2013 #9
MADem Jan 2013 #10
azurnoir Jan 2013 #11
MADem Jan 2013 #13
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:10 AM

1. Coleman learned his lesson.

He got into the senate on pure bad luck and he knows it. That kind of luck doesn't come around again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:13 AM

2. And exactly what did Norm ever accomplish as a Senator except be a 'yes man' to GWB?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:19 AM

3. Exactly

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:22 AM

4. "He's been pretty much invisible," Coleman told National Journal.

Project much, Norm?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:19 PM

16. What does he expect Franken to do?

Pimp some bogus scandal like the Oil for Food investigation? If you want to talk invisible, lets look at how many times Coleman appeared in public in Mn. when he was Senator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:33 AM

5. It will probably be Eric Paulsen

He won reelection by the widest margin of any Republican Congressperson in the state.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:03 AM

6. In other words Franken will whip his butt in another run and Franken has been doing a good job.

 

Coleman knows it.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:39 PM

12. BINGO!!!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:31 PM

15. Yep that is right.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:06 AM

7. Aw it'd be fun to beat him again

Ah we'll maybe well get Bachmann to crush.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:16 AM

8. Franken has been invisible by design

He feels that his job is to represent the people of his state, not hog the media limelight. He's particularly sensitive to this because he was an entertainer/pundit before running for office.

I think more politicians should adopt this stance and actually work for a living rather than blow smoke half the time.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:16 PM

9. He showed some humility after that nasty election and long recount

It took forever for Senator Franken to be seated.
Midwesterners value humility.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:30 PM

10. Good. Go home, Toothy, and stay there. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:38 PM

11. I second that but as a resident of the city he was mayor of back

when he was a Democrat home would be New York from whence he originally came

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:44 PM

13. I don't think they want him overmuch, either! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:18 PM

14. I've spent some time with Al Franken over the last couple of years

at political events, and he's definitely staying under the radar with great purpose as he quietly does as much as he can, especially for our veterans.

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