Franken Gets Sen. Nom; WABC Receptionist Runs For Congress
June 10, 2008 at 5:14 AM (PT)
As expected, former AIR AMERICA RADIO host AL FRANKEN won the MINNESOTA DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR PARTY's nomination to challenge incumbent Senator NORM COLEMAN (R-MN), himself a former radio host at HUBBARD Talk KSTP-A/ST. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS. FRANKEN weathered a storm over sexually explicit satirical articles he had written in the past to get the nod as the DFL candidate. He won the party endorsement on the first ballot, 62% to 35%, over JACK NELSON-PALLMEYER, who moved to have FRANKEN declared the winer by acclamation.
In another radio-related race, former CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK receptionist SUSAN OVEREEM was tapped by the LIBERTARIAN PARTY of MANHATTAN as its candidate for the STATEN ISLAND Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. VITO J. FOSSELLA. OVEREEM defeated FRANCIS M. POWERS, the son of Republican candidate FRANCIS H. POWERS, 17-6 to get the nomination to succeed FOSELLA, who is stepping down after a scandal involving a DUI arrest and an extramarital affair that produced a daughter. In the general election, OVEREEM will face the elder POWERS and a Democratic candidate to be chosen in a primary election SEPTEMBER 9th.