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Franken rolls out first TV ad

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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.

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