Saturday, October 25, 2008

Barkley Campaign Responds After Almanac

Straight-Forward Dean Barkley Continues to Gain Support

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott

SAINT PAUL—The Dean Barkley for U.S. Senate campaign released the following statement after Friday night's debate on Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac" program:

"Our country faces serious challenges that we can't solve with more of the same Washington games that got us into this mess in the first place," said campaign chairman Jim Moore. "Minnesotans are looking for a senator willing to level with them and offer honest solutions, not political spin and catchphrases. That's why Dean Barkley continues to earn new supporters everyday."

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Barkley, a 58-year-old Minnesota native, served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning under Gov. Jesse Ventura. In November 2002, Ventura appointed Barkley to fill the final two months of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone's term.

The former governor said recently that Barkley is "measured minute by minute … the most effective U.S. senator in Minnesota history."

Last month Barkley was polling at 8 percent. Recent polls conducted by KSTP-Survey USA and the Star Tribune have placed him at 14 and 13 percent, respectively.

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