Barkley Participates in KSTP Town Hall; Franken and Coleman Skip Event
For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott
ST. PAUL—The Barkley for Senate campaign released the following statement Sunday evening following a KSTP town hall forum at Metropolitan State University:
"This was a great opportunity for Sen. Barkley to share his straight-forward message with people all over Minnesota," said campaign spokesman Christopher Truscott. "It's sad that Al Franken and Norm Coleman decided instead to hide behind their special interest money and focus-group tested commercials."
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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."
More information is available online at www.senatorbarkley.com.