Minnesota Republican Norm Coleman officially announced his reelection campaign to the U.S. Senate today in a campaign that will be closely watched as one of the most contested this election cycle. Coleman currently serves as the state’s senior Senator and was elected in 2002, just eleven days after his challenger, then incumbent Senator Paul Wellstone, was killed in a plane crash. His likely opponent is author and political satirist Al Franken, the presumptive Democratic-Farmer-Labor nominee. Polls conducted in January showed Franken leading Coleman by three points.
Note: This post will be updated when more recent polling is found.
Coleman Announcing Bid – [RealClearPolitics]
Franken Leads MN Poll – [RealClearPolitics]