April 30th, 2009
12:50 PM ET
13 years ago

New ad calls for Pawlenty to back Franken for Senate

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/24/art.pawlenty.gi.jpg caption="A liberal advocacy group is asking Gov. Tim Pawlenty to certify the results of the Minnesota Senate race."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Americans United for Change announced Thursday that they will release a new television ad calling for Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to certify the results of the Senate race if Al Franken is declared the winner by the state's Supreme Court.

Republican Norm Coleman has made a last-ditch appeal to the state's Supreme Court to prevent certification of a Franken victory. Pawlenty, also a Republican, would have to sign a certificate to make the results official. In the ad, the liberal advocacy group questioned whether he would act in the "best interest of Minnesota, or his own national political ambitions."

Americans United for Change said the five-figure buy includes airtime in the Twin Cities and Rochester media markets. The spot will hit the airwaves Friday.

Filed under: Al Franken • Norm Coleman • Tim Pawlenty
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