If Coleman wins, Dems promise to make his life hell
Democrats are using a new scare tactic to try and get Norm Coleman to drop out of the race before he has a chance to win: threatening to make his life miserable.
Even if Coleman wins his seat back, a list of investigations that are still ongoing could haunt him. And Democrats say he would be a whole lot better off if he didn't come back.
Alright politicians. It's time to take a step back, take a deep breath and serious chill the freak out. This is getting a tad ridiculous from both sides. How long ago did you leave middle school?
But at least the Democrats have a point. Former Sen. Ted Stevens had his trial dropped now that he is now longer a senator. But then again, won't the Democrats look silly if all these allegations come to nothing and they waste all their time trying to drag Coleman through the mud?
Coleman still has several investigations clouding his time in the Senate: an FBI case looking into his relationship with buddy and donor Nasser Kazeminy who is accused of funneling money to him, a possible problem with his Capitol Hill $600 rent that could be investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee, an investigation into his use of campaign donations for legal purposes, and possible problems with the campaign's handling of donor information on their site.
More from Politico:
J.B. Poersch, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, says he plans to make Coleman's problems an issue against Republican incumbents in next year's midterm elections.
"These are really serious ethical issues, and the longer Republicans entangle themselves with someone like Coleman, the more damage he does to them," Poersch told POLITICO. "We're going to bring them up anyway, but they would be better off if he was out of the Senate."
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) echoed those sentiments, adding, "I think it appears he's got a number of challenges in front of him. I would think it would be wise for him to make a decision to accept the outcome of the voters in Minnesota."
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