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Senate candidates debate over Coleman lawsuit allegations

Sunday night's final debate between U.S. Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken focussed much on allegations against Coleman in a lawsuit, reported WCCO.

Coleman immediately denied that he's taken any money or gifts from supporters without disclosing it. The accusation stems from statements in a civil lawsuit filed last week in Texas, claiming Coleman's friend donated $75,000 to a business where Coleman's wife is employed.

FOX9 reports "a recent ad by Coleman accuses the Franken campaign of being involved with the suits, but the Coleman camp has shown no evidence to prove it."

"You have an ad that's defaming my wife," Coleman said. "I think there's a line in this business."

After 15 minutes of rebuttal, the candidates discussed issues important to tackle immediately if they are elected to the Senate. Franken's main goal is to "get the economy back on track", Coleman hopes to to be a part of changing the divisive tone in Washington and accomplishing common goals, and Dean Barkley wants to put a rein on federal spending.