Sunday, October 12, 2008

Barkley Win Second Debate

Honest Answers and Real Solutions Carry Barkley to Debate Victory

IP Candidate Continues to Rise above Partisan Games

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott

GOLDEN VALLEY Dean Barkley, the Independence Party candidate for U.S.Senate, came out of Saturday night's debate at Breck School with a clear victory.

While his rivals, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and DFLer Al Franken, spent most of the evening playing political games, Barkley kept the focus on the issues, highlighting his plans for the economy and Iraq, as well as his long-held goals of breaking the partisan gridlock in Washington and building a Congress that will produce real results for the American people.

"Given the events of recent weeks, Minnesotans are looking for honest answers and real solutions now more than ever," said campaign spokesman Christopher Truscott. "That's why Dean Barkley won tonight's debate and why he continues to gain support across the state."

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Barkley, 58, 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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