May 6, 2014 at 6:43 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Al Franken hits the airwaves with the first TV ad of his re-election campaign.
Franken's 30-second spot begins running statewide Tuesday. It promotes Franken's efforts to help train workers for skilled jobs. It features the owner of Top Tool, a small manufacturing company in Blaine, who talks about her struggle to find qualified people to fill job openings.
The Democratic senator introduced a bill last year that invests in public-private partnerships between manufacturers and community and technical colleges.
Federal Election Commission filings show Franken's campaign is spending nearly $146,000 on the ads, which run through Monday.
Temp: 33°F (1°C)
Wind: 5 E
Weather: light snow, mist