“The first Republican candidate has stepped forward to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in 2014,” writes MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire.
“Mike McFadden, a business executive from Sunfish Lake, announced Wednesday that he filed the paperwork to form a campaign committee. He also outlined a campaign message that will focus on education, jobs and reducing the national debt.”
“I mean, we still have this stagnant economy. We have a massive amount of debt. Al Franken has now been in the Senate for four and a half years, and I have not seen any improvement in that,” McFadden said. “And then when I look at education — I think our education system is abysmal.”
Today’s Question: How do you rate Al Franken as a U.S. Senator?