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.

  • Jack Boardman

    Libertarian? State-wide election? Remember Mark Kennedy, 6th Distict congressman (2001 to 2007) who preceded Michele Bachmann and ran for the US Senate in 2006? He was defeated by Amy Klobuchar, by 58% to 38%.