Monday, July 21, 2008

Republicans use Ciresi's Budgeteer quote against Franken

So it seems a right-wing attack Web site is using an interview with Mike Ciresi my coworker and I did against Al Franken. Ugh, this doesn't look good for the Democrats....


Team Franken can’t run an ad praising Franken’s accomplishment on behalf of Minnesota because he doesn’t have any accomplishments. Even one of Franken’s rivals for the DFL endorsement, Mike Ciresi, said Franken hasn’t “delivered for Minnesota”:

Let me ask you, what has Al Franken delivered for Minnesotans? The answer is self-evident: He hasn’t. … I have got things done for Minnesotans my entire career, and Al hasn’t.” (Matthew R. Perrine and Matt Suoja, “Minneapolis Lawyer Mike Ciresi Discusses His Bid For U.S. Senate,” Budgeteer News, October 12, 2007)

And, after a quick Google search, it looks like at least one other Republican-backing Web site has used that same quote from Ciresi (who has since dropped out of the race for Norm Coleman's U.S. Senate seat).

See what all the fuss is about by reading the original article.

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