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U.S. Sen. Al Franken visits with Farmfest-goers Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Behind him is a cutout photo of President Barack Obama, held by a young Republican in an effort to closely asosciate Franken and Obama. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Challengers want to link Franken with Obama

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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Republicans want to link U.S. Sen. Al Franken with President Barack Obama, who is not popular among many farmers.


College Republicans have begun making that point by carrying an Obama cutout at Franken appearances, starting Wednesday at southwest Minnesota's Farmfest agriculture event.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.