Minnesota: Democratic Ad Uses Coleman’s Own Words

Posted September 8, 2008 at 6:39pm

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is up with its second ad in as many weeks against Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who faces comedian Al Franken (D) in November. The 30-second spot, “Hourglass,” was scheduled to hit the airways Monday.

“It’s been five years since the invasion of Iraq. And Norm Coleman still has his head in the sand. Still supports George Bush’s war,” says an announcer in the ad.

The spot then quotes a reporter, who asked: “Based on what you know now, was your support for the war then wrong?”

“Uhh. No. No. No,” replied Coleman, as quoted in a June 2008 press conference.

“After six hundred billion dollars and thousands of Americans dead and wounded, Sen. Coleman, times up,” the announcer closes.

The DSCC issued its first ad, “Running Man,” against Coleman on Sept. 2.

Franken, who earned his party’s endorsement last June, has a primary challenger, attorney Priscilla Lord Faris, but he is heavily favored to win today’s contest.