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RELEASE: Final ad features Senator Franken’s hard work for Minnesota

Final ad features Senator Franken’s hard work for Minnesota
Newspapers across Minnesota agree: Franken has delivered for Minnesota

ST. PAUL [10/30/14] — The Franken campaign today released its final ad of the election, highlighting the growing number of newspapers across the state that are backing Senator Franken for his record of working across party lines to deliver concrete results for Minnesotans.

The 30-second statewide ad, titled “Delivered,” talks about the hard work Senator Franken is doing for Minnesota, whether that’s helping break through the gridlock and passing a five-year farm bill, passing a major bipartisan workforce-training bill, standing up for Main Street over Wall Street or his work to help Minnesotans refinance student loans.

In the final weeks of the 2014 election, Senator Franken has received endorsements from newspapers across the state — including the Star Tribune, ECM newspapers, the St. Cloud Times, Winona Daily News, Rochester Post-Bulletin, Insight News and the Minnesota Daily — encouraging voters to send him back to the Senate so he can keep working hard for all Minnesota families.

Here’s what Minnesotans have been reading about Senator Franken:

ECM: “Campaign rhetoric is one thing; getting results in Washington is something else … It is also evident that Franken has made a determined effort to work across party lines and achieve bipartisan agreements.”

STAR TRIBUNE: “Franken has kept his head down and delivered on what this page asked of him when he belatedly started his term in 2009 — policy work that benefits residents of this state. In many cases, he’s done so while working with Republican colleagues.”

INSIGHT NEWS: “Senator Franken exemplifies fearless, principled representation for the people of Minnesota; and for the nation.”

ST. CLOUD TIMES: “…Franken still stood up for Main Street over Wall Street, for a reasonable farm bill, and for better matching people with employers through education.”

MINNESOTA DAILY: “We support Franken in continuing what he started: serving Minnesotans, especially students. Franken has enacted a number of measures benefiting students. As a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act and student loan and open-textbook bills, Franken supports getting everyone in Minnesota a quality education… Franken has promised to continue fighting for students to be able to refinance their loan debt…”

STAR TRIBUNE: “[Sen. Franken] added common-sense provisions to the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act to help protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from financial harm… He has also championed food safety, job training, renewable energy, Internet neutrality, funding for Native American schools, student debt relief and privacy-rights measures.”

WINONA DAILY NEWS:Five years later, with an impressive record of legislation on technology and privacy, consumer rights, agriculture, transportation and other issues — not to mention an important amendment ensuring the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act and saving consumers billions — Franken is asking Minnesota voters to send him back for a second term. We should.”

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN: “We feel [Sen. Franken] has been a leading force the state needs on many issues, and we hope he can build on his first-term achievements.”