Skip to comments.Sen. Franken to stump for Delaware Senate nominee Coons
Posted on 10/04/2010 1:48:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
Delaware Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons is seeking to boost his campaign this week with an appearance by a liberal Democratic senator.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), a former comedian and liberal talk radio host, will stump for Coons on Thursday, according to the Delaware Democratic Party.
The New Castle County executive faces GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell, who is backed by Tea Party groups, in the general election. Most polls show Coons leading O'Donnell by double-digits.
Republicans viewed the race for Vice President Joe Biden's old seat as a prime pick-up opportunity after Biden's son, state attorney general Beau Biden, decided not to enter the race. But O'Donnell's primary win over nine-term centrist Rep. Mike Castle (R) has appeared to hand momentum back to the Democrats.
But Franken's appearance signals that Democrats are not taking the race for granted. The Minnesota senator spent much of his first year keeping a low-profile following his narrow victory that was decided in a recount over former Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in 2008, but has since expanded his public political profile.
Last month, Coons distanced himself from remarks by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who faces a tough reelection battle. Reid called Coons his "pet," in an interview with The Hill, explaining that the Delawarean is his favorite candidate.
"I've met Senator Reid at least twice," Coons later told the Huffington Post. "When I first jumped into this race to the U.S. Senate, he and I had a very good, long conversation, and he has regularly called to check in and encourage me, and I'm grateful for his encouragement. But I'm running my own race for the people of Delaware, and I'm running to be an independent voice that will fight for Delaware's families and Delaware's concerns."
I guess that party needed a bigger big name clown.
Cheating worked well for me. It can work well for Coons.
Ha! This could work to Christine O’Donnell’s benefit.
Let’s hope so, because if the election were today, Coons would win by a large margin.
BTW, what is going on up in DE?? Is O’Donnell running any ads yet??? We’re 30 days out.
Is he going to do that thing where he wears a diaper? The morons who might vote for Coons would love that.
I guess Franken appearing is to bolster support among the certifiably insane.
from all of us here in MN- please keep him there.
I would like to know the answer to that also. Is she just sitting on that 2.5 M money bomb? Is she running radio ads? Has she done any TV ads? There should be youtube videos of the TV ads if she has.
If handled correctly by the Republicans this is an opportunity. Just get all the goofy statements by Franken and place them side by side with Coons goofy statements. Hit the birds of a feather flock together aspect of Frankens appearance.
VOTE NOV. 2ND. and vote all of them OUT...new blood needed..
It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?
I see Coons ads all day long, ain’t seen one for Christine. I read that she has met/ will meet with all Republican candidates running for office in Delaware and has provided some of that money bomb money to them.
Franken appearing on Coons behalf is supposed to be helpful?
It certainly could! Coons supposedly is leading in the polls anywhere from 9 to 16 points and he does this? He brings in a pathetic, disgusting clown who stole a statewide election in Minnesota. It's absolutely hilarious!
Here's hoping Christine gets a ten point bump from this nutty stunt! LOL!!!
I would run as fast as I could from diaper bunny.
I couldn’t stop laughing! Do you think maybe Coons WANTS to lose?