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September 22, 2008

NRSC calls Franken 'unfit for office'

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is up with a scathing new ad in the Minnesota Senate race calling Al Franken “frankly unfit for office.”

“Is Al Franken fit for office? Franken writes about committing rape, writes pornography so vile Democrats denounced it. His profanity-laced anger followed by violent outbursts, he physically assaulted a protester,” a narrator in the ad says. “Al Franken: degrading to women, to us all.”

The ad is the latest barb in a race that has quickly become one of the most negative campaigns in the country. Republicans have been reminding voters of Franken’s past provocations, while the DSCC recently aired an ad featuring a Minnesota couple blaming Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) for their son’s death in Iraq.