Thursday, October 09, 2008

Barkley Responds to Recent Poll

Barkley Campaign Statement on MPR/Humphrey Institute Poll

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott

PLYMOUTH—The Dean Barkley for Senate campaign issued the following statement in response to the Minnesota Public Radio/Humphrey Institute poll released today:

"When you factor in the margin of error, this poll is consistent with the results of last week's Star Tribune and KSTP-Survey USA polls," said campaign spokesman Christopher Truscott. "With four debates yet to come and our radio ads just going on the air, we're excited about where we are right now.

"Minnesotans are clearly giving this important race serious consideration and Sen. Barkley looks forward to making his case directly to voters over the next 27 days."

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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."

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