Ron Paul supporter to challenge Sen. Al Franken in 2014 election



Move over businessman Mike McFadden (R), you've got company in the primary.

Via The Hill:

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has an unexpected new challenger: Longtime Minnesota state Rep. Jim Abeler (R). [...]

The longtime legislator has a libertarian streak, and backed Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign. He also has bucked party leaders in the past, working with Democrats to override a gas tax veto from then-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and earning support in the past from Minnesota's teachers union.

Franken can take 'em. Per the article, he's doing just fine thankyouverymuch.