Franken’s resignation is the end of an era for the Jewish community in Minnesota. Here’s why the “Frozen Chosen” matter to all American Jews.
Coleman lost to Franken by 312 votes in 2008, and hasn’t ruled out running to get his seat back.
For Jewish Republican guru Matt Brooks, the point is not winning a majority. It’s simply chipping away at the Democrats’ tight grip on Jewish voters.
Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has been making the rounds for the Republican Jewish Committee, joining former Bush White House spokesman Ari Flesicher and RJC director Matt Brooks in shuttling through swing states speaking to Jewish voters.
After a 7-month court battle, the Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled that Democrat (and Jew) Al Franken has won the Minnesota Senate seat formerly occupied by Republican (and fellow MOT) Norm Coleman. Read about it here. Both Franken’s and Coleman’s camps said they would hold press conferences later in the day.
Minnesota residents might be eager to move past Al Franken and Norm Coleman’s never-ending Jew vs. Jew face-off for a United States Senate seat, but a minor league St. Paul baseball team is ensuring that the race will be preserved for history in a most distinguished way. A two-faced bobblehead doll, featuring mini replicas of Coleman, a Republican, and Franken, a Democrat, will be presented to fans May 23 at a St. Paul Saints game. The doll, called the “Re-Count,” is dressed as the vampire Muppet Count von Count from “Sesame Street.”
A week after the polls closed, there’s no end in sight for the election fight between Norm Coleman and Al Franken for Minnesota’s Jewish Senate seat.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has built “a solid reputation delivering federal funds to New Jersey for mass transit, beach replenishment and road projects” over four decades in the Senate, but the Philadelphia Inquirer calls former Congressman Dick Zimmer “a viable alternative.”