ACORN, of course, can like or dislike the policies of any politician it chooses, but it appears one of the reasons the radical vote fraud conglomerate dislikes Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) is that Coleman opposed a so-called living wage initiative backed by the group when he was mayor of St. Paul.
Here’s an old U.S. Newswire press release the group sent out August 18, 1997:
Minnesota ACORN to Release Report on St. Paul Mayor’s Campaign Contributors
Minnesota ACORN will release a comprehensive report examining contributors to the Norm Coleman mayoral campaign from 1991 to 1997 on today (Monday, Aug. 18), at 10 a.m., at the office of Minnesota ACORN, 757 Raymond Ave., Suite 200, St. Paul, Minn. (corner of Raymond and University).
ACORN’s report, “Who Owns the Mayor,” is the result of several months of research. ACORN’s report includes the following:
— The percentage of contributions from St. Paul residents and non- residents and whether or not this number is going up or down.
— Percentage of large and small donors and the trend over time.
— Identifies contributors by interest groups such as business and labor.
— Provides preliminary information on the relationship between donors and the mayor.
Minnesota ACORN is a membership organization of low- and moderate-income families working for social justice. In 1995, ACORN members fought to pass a living wage initiative strongly opposed by Mayor Coleman and St. Paul’s corporate interests.
Coleman is locked in a recount battle with Senate challenger Al Franken, a Democrat endorsed by ACORN. The recount is being overseen by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who, like Franken, was also endorsed by ACORN.