Norm Coleman Polling Gov. Race?
by Josh Orton, Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 06:30:06 AM EDT
Via the MN Progressive Project:
Is former Senator Norm Coleman polling the Gubernatorial race?
It certainly seems that way, based on a report I received from a reader. A call came from a firm in North Carolina asking several poll-style questions:
- Positive or Negative impression of "Former Sen. Dayton"
- Positive or Negative impression of "Speaker of the State House Margaret Anderson Kelliher"
- Positive or Negative impression of "Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak"
- Match-ups between all three and Coleman AFTER "Positive or Negative" question.
It's not the first hint that Norm might want to run - the Star Tribune weighed Coleman's options last week. Sure, he has high name ID and good fundraising chops - but then there's that little matter of the federal investigation:
...Coleman would face potential roadblocks. The FBI is still investigating his relationship with Nasser Kazeminy, a major political donor accused in lawsuits of funneling payments to Coleman through a business where Coleman's wife worked.
It's over Norm.
Update [2009-7-9 11:34:32 by Josh Orton]: From the comments, 'blue south' finds evidence that it wasn't Norm's poll.