Al Franken stumps for Coons

    Senator Franken visits Delaware to motivate Coons volunteers in the Senate race against Christine O’Donnell.

    Chris Coons will be the next US Senator from Delaware, according to Al Franken.

    Senator Franken (D-Minn.), the former Saturday Night Live comedian, joined fellow Democrat Coons in New Castle Thursday to host a meet-and-greet rally for campaign volunteers.

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    Coons is running against Republican Christine O’Donnell in the November 2 General Election for the Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden.

    Franken, who won his election in Minnesota by just 312 votes, talked to volunteers about why it’s so important to get people out to vote.

    One of the videos released by Bill Maher from his Politically Incorrect broadcast featured Franken sitting next to Christine O’Donnell.   He did mention her name during his time campaigning for Coons.

    See our link for part of Franken’s address.

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