“You’ve got to believe that photo is worth more than 312 votes.”
— Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN), telling TPM he would have won his re-election race against Al Franken (D) in 2008 had Franken’s sexual harassment been public at the time.
Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) writing in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
I won’t vote for Donald Trump because of who he isn’t.
He isn’t a Republican. He isn’t a conservative. He isn’t a truth teller.
He’s not a uniter. Donald Trump isn’t the leader America needs after eight years of a president who deliberately divided us and fanned the flames of racial and socioeconomic strife — and, by doing so, diminished America’s standing in the world.
I also won’t vote for Donald Trump because of who he is.
A bigot. A misogynist. A fraud. A bully.
Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) writes in the Daily Beast about his close relationship with a Republican transgender woman who served as one of his most senior aides.
“One of my most trusted colleagues during my career in public service is a transgender woman, Susan Kimberly. I knew of Susan before her transition, when she served on the St. Paul City Council. After her transition, Susan returned to public service and she served as my Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff while I was Mayor of St. Paul. Susan is a force of nature, a policy wonk, and possesses a brilliant, analytical mind. She was among the smartest and most capable individuals in City Hall. And I knew when I ran for U.S. Senate that I needed her on my team.”