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Campaign Almanac: Democrat Mike Franken launches first ad of general election | Politics and elections
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Campaign Almanac: Democrat Mike Franken launches first ad of general election | Politics and elections

Democrat Mike Franken launched his first ad in the general election on Tuesday, putting a spotlight on his military experience as he makes his pitch to Iowans in the election for U.S. Senate.In the ad, Franken, sporting a Navy cap in front of an Iowa cornfield, says he spoke “truth to power” in his time in the Navy, and that he would continue to stand up to corporate interests as a U.S. senator.A former admiral, Franken says in the ad he was “that one person to speak out against the Iraq invasion” under President George W. Bush, and updated a system under President Barack Obama to improve military intelligence.“I’m Michael Franken, and I approve this message because corporate special interests are ripping off Iowa families,” he says in the ad. “We need a Senator who doesn’...