We reported earlier that Al Franken was on a fun "Senator for a Day" adventure this week and calling himself a senator-elect. Not surprisingly, Norm Coleman's campaign agrees.
They responded after Franken got a fair amount of press for his listening tour with Minnesota mayors.
Luke Friedrich, Coleman's press secretary, called the listening tour "Al Franken's 'senator for a day' public relations stunt."Franken spokeswoman Jee McIntosh also told USA Today that Franken has been using the title "Senator-Elect" since Jan. 5 when Franken was certified the winner of the recount.
"We have all seen that Al Franken has no regard for the Minnesota election process, but pretending to be a senator before we know who really won is just another sign of desperation from a candidate who's worried about what will happen if all the votes are counted," Friedrich said in an email to USA TODAY.