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Michele Bachmann Asks Al Franken to Help Defeat Al Franken

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Rep. Michele Bachmann wants Sen. Al Franken to make a campaign contribution — to defeat Al Franken.  

The retiring Minnesota Republican congresswoman's campaign fundraising pitch for her home state's GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden reached the personal residence of Franken in Minneapolis, according to a copy of the mailer obtained by HOH.  

"First, Mike McFadden is running against Democrat incumbent Al Franken, a former comedian and arguably one of the most liberal voting members in the entire Senate," the solicitation from Bachmann says. "Second, Mike McFadden can win."  

Bachmann and Franken were seen chatting on the House floor at Thursday's joint meeting of Congress for the address by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  

Franken is, of course, well known from his pre-Senate career as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, something Bachmann highlighted more than once. He was elected to the Senate after defeating incumbent Republican Norm Coleman in 2008, in a race that went well past Election Day .  

(CQ Roll Call)

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The Franken-McFadden contest is rated Democrat Favored by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  

"People can clearly see that Al Franken is a stand-up comedian who won't stand up for our values ... he's a compliant liberal who won't stand up to President Obama," Bachmann writes.  

The letter concludes saying "I believe in Mike McFadden with all my heart. His victory is vital to America."  

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