Norm Coleman stands by Laura Brod, calls photo release "ugly and unfortunate"
Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman is standing by Laura Brod, the former state legislator and U of M regent who admitted last week that a boudoir photo of her has leaked online.
"I think it's a shame that she is down to her personal life, and her family, attacked by pictures being tossed about," Coleman told City Pages during a phone interview yesterday afternoon. "I just think it's ugly and unfortunate that people who have been in the public life find themselves subject to attacks like that."
Brod is the president of the Minnesota Action Network, a group started by Coleman in March to advocate for Republican causes at the grassroots level. Coleman is chairman of the American Action Network, which the Star Tribune once described as "a prominent and well-funded 'center right' organization that, with its affiliates, has spent millions in recent years."
In the March 9, 2013 press release announcing the formation of the group and Brod's appointment as president, Brod was prominently featured, saying, "I see the MnAn acting as a convener of ideas and a conveyer belt to decision makers and the public."
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