Investment banker Mike McFadden’s company Lazard Middle Market has suddenly scrubbed all mentions of its work on the Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation restructuring deal featured in the Franken campaign’s new ad, “Wasteland,” which details the devastation that occurred as a result of the deal.
Fata Acquoi, a student at the University of Minnesota, joined Team Franken this fall as an intern. She’s working hard to assist the field and political teams to get out the vote for Al and other DFLers.
The Franken campaign’s new ad “Wasteland,” released today, details how investment banker Mike McFadden’s company made millions brokering a deal that shut down a Montana mill and cost hundreds of workers their jobs.
“In not endorsing Al Franken in 2008, this board cited Independence candidate Dean Barkley as being most in touch with local, middle-class voters. Franken objected immediately and vowed to show it. In six years – and in a highly polarized Capitol – he has, and he deserves re-election.”
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Mark Dayton and Al spoke to more than 2,000 people at Patrick Henry High School. They all emphasized how important it is to get out the vote, especially in our own communities. “No one is working harder for Minnesota families than Senator Al Franken and Governor Mark Dayton.”