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Sen. Coleman apologizes to Franken

Sen. Norm Coleman’s campaign apologized Thursday after a staff member’s letter criticizing Senate candidate Al Franken for arguing with a Carleton College student appeared in the three different newspapers, reported the Minnesota Daily.

Coleman’s campaign took responsibility for the staffer’s comments, saying it was their fault for not giving clear enough policy descriptions to volunteers.

“Our volunteers were not given a clear enough description of what our policy was, and in no way shape or form should they be held responsible for our failure to execute that policy,? Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan said.

Franken’s campaign responded to the statement with a few questions of their own.

“Who wrote the letter, and who approved its distribution?? Franken campaign spokesman Andy Barr said. “Was this the first time the Coleman campaign has used this tactic, or just the first time they got caught??