Friday, November 24, 2006

2008: Al Franken for Senate (Minnesota)

The Star-Tribune reports the following on the 2008 Senate race in Minnesota.
Actually, this weekend will be just the beginning of the deciding process about a Senate run and about the future of his syndicated radio show, Franken clarified Wednesday.

"My son is just home from college, so we'll talk about it over Thanksgiving and probably over Christmas, too," said Franken, who plans to travel again on a USO tour to Iraq. He added that he "probably won't have any announcement until January."
In other Senate races, you can tune into the Hotline on Call.

The possible candidates to take on Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) include ex-Comptroller John Sharp, Houston Mayor Bill White, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, Rep. Henry Cueller, and ex-Rep. Jim Turner.

In Oregon, potential candidates include State Sen. Ben Westlund, former Governor John Kitzhaber, along with Clatsop Co. District Attorney Josh Maquis, Education Superintendant Susan Castillo, and Treasurer Randall Edwards.

Finally, in Maine, Rep. Tom Allen is the best bet to defeat Senator Susan Collins. If Allen does not run, expect a candidate like Senate Majority Leader Michael Brennan, Attorney Gen. Steve Rowe, or Chellie Pingree.

In Colorado, there's no doubt that it will be Mark Udall.

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