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Friday, August 22, 2008

Republican Convention Becoming a Political Liability for Norm Coleman

CQ Politics:

Coleman — who in 2002 narrowly defeated Mondale, the Democrats’ last-minute replacement candidate for Wellstone — has his own problems. He is running as a former Bush ally in a state where the president is out of favor, and his party’s national convention in the Twin Cities, once seen as a possible publicity boon to him, will be “more risk than reward” for Coleman, Jacobs said. Coleman has labored to distance himself from Bush and position himself as a pragmatic and independent-minded legislator.