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Franken’s Veteran Revue Bombs

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Only one person showed up at this washed up comic-turned politician’s roundup on veteran’s issues. Josh John, Navy veteran, came to talk about his experiences which started out roughly but on second try has been problem-free.

Franken liberally attacked Norm Coleman’s record on veteran’s affairs which was quickly squashed by Coleman’s office with the Republican incumbent’s strong pro-veteran vote history.

Coleman has voted more than 30 times to increase federal funding for veterans, which has gone up more than 70 percent during his term, said Luke Friedrich, Coleman’s campaign spokesman.

“Norm has been a champion for veterans throughout his time in office and Al Franken’s dishonest, negative attacks cannot change that fact,” he said in a statement.

The first bill Coleman got passed in Congress required the Pentagon to pay troops’ travel expenses when they return home for rest and relaxation, Friedrich said.

Coleman supported the GI Bill expansion, secured federal reintegration funds for Minnesota Army National Guard troops returning from overseas and got a bill passed in 2006 requiring the VA to reach out to veterans informing them of benefits for which they are eligible, among other accomplishments, he said.


Written by smalltalkwitht

August 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

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  1. You’re joking aren’t you? Coleman has voted against veterans consistently. Better check on the congressional record, it’s pretty clear.


    August 12, 2008 at 9:58 am

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