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Reader's view: McFadden will serve us better than Franken has

In my opinion, Mike McFadden would represent us much more forcefully and effectively than Sen. Al Franken has. Franken is not known as a good listener, is much too one-sided in his views and is not seen in Minnesota frequently enough. Franken's a...

In my opinion, Mike McFadden would represent us much more forcefully and effectively than Sen. Al Franken has.
Franken is not known as a good listener, is much too one-sided in his views and is not seen in Minnesota frequently enough. Franken’s accomplishments in the Senate have been few and far between. Since Congressman Jim Oberstar has been out of office, our port has fallen short of the federal funding needed to continue dredging projects that are a constant need in our harbor. Franken came late to the party, and now, finally, with the help of others, we have the necessary dredging funds. I haven’t seen Franken do nearly enough to move our sluggish economy out of the doldrums. There are still too many working-age people who have become so discouraged they have given up looking for employment.
Mike McFadden has pledged to energetically work to do all he can to make our economy robust again. We must not accept as the “new normal” our present anemic economy. I believe McFadden would do an excellent job representing Minnesotans in the U.S. Senate.
Franken has fallen short of expectations.
Gregg Schweiger
Duluth

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