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Democrat Mike Franken is fighting a losing battle, according to a report from Punchbowl News on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer privately told a group of colleagues on Monday night that Franken would not be able to win.

This jives with Schumer’s announcement of $15 million for battleground states as none of that $15 million went to Franken’s campaign.

Franken started to run an ad in Washington D.C. in an effort to gain attention and cash for the campaign.

“Even Chuck Schumer knows Iowans don’t want their state to be more like California,” said Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton. “Franken has shown he isn’t fit for the Senate with his comments about rural Iowa and his undying support of Joe Biden and now he doesn’t even have the backing of Democrats in Washington. He’s toast.”


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