April 14th, 2009
09:45 PM ET
5 years ago

'Enough is enough,' DNC says of Coleman-Franken battle

The DNC is calling on Norm Coleman to concede to Al Franken.
The DNC is calling on Norm Coleman to concede to Al Franken.

(CNN) - Five months after Election Day, the Democratic National Committee has a message for Republican Norm Coleman.

“Enough is enough,” a female voice says in a new DNC radio ad that is set to begin airing in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

The release of the ad comes one day after a three-judge court in Minnesota ruled against Coleman in his post-election contest. Coleman filed a lawsuit in an effort to close a narrow lead Democrat Al Franken held after a recount in their razor-thin race Senate race. Coleman’s lawyer said Tuesday that the Republican plans to appeal the ruling to the state’s highest court.

The DNC ad encourages radio listeners to call Coleman – even providing his phone number - and tell him “to stop putting his political ambition ahead of what is right for Minnesota.”

“Al Franken won the election, the recount and now the legal challenge where his lead actually grew,” Tim Kaine, Democratic National Chairman and governor of Virginia.

“It's time for Norm Coleman to concede and for Al Franken to be sworn in as the next U.S. Senator from Minnesota.”

The new ad will air on news talk radio stations in the Twin Cities metro area, according to the DNC

Listen: 'Enough is enough,' DNC ad says


(full script after the jump)

ANNC: The November 4, 2008 election was conducted fairly, impartially, and accurately.

ANNC: Franken received the highest number of lawfully cast ballots in the November 4, 2008 general election for United States Senator for the State of Minnesota and is entitled to receive the certificate of election.

ANNC: That’s what a three judge panel said when it declared Al Franken the winner of the U.S. Senate race.

ANNC: Franken won the election in November, he won the recount and now he has won a legal challenge filed by Norm Coleman.

ANNC: Yet Coleman, and national Republicans who want to thwart the will of the voters, have vowed to file more appeals and hopeless legal challenges that will only result in more delay.

ANNC: Enough is enough. America is in an economic crisis – and Minnesota faces unique challenges of its own.

ANNC: Minnesota deserves two Senators and voters deserve to have their verdict stand without delay.

ANNC: Call Norm Coleman at 651-645-0766. Tell him that it is time to concede.

ANNC: Tell Norm Coleman to stop putting his political ambition ahead of what is right for Minnesota.

ANNC: The Democratic National Committee is Responsible for the Content of this advertising.


Filed under: Al Franken • DNC • Minnesota • Norm Coleman • Political ads
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