Norm Coleman popping up again -- he'll speak to the state's largest anti-abortion rally this month
January 14, 2010 — 12:06pm
As the buzz around his potential gubernatorial candidacy grows louder, former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman will make his voice heard at the Capitol.
Coleman, a Republican who hasn't announced his plans for the governor's race, will participate in Minnesota Citizen's Concerned for Life's annual anti-abortion rally, the MCCL said Thursday.
The rally, held on the January 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, is traditionally one of the state's largest gatherings at the Capitol and could give the former U.S. Senator a chance to speak to thousands of potential activists.
Coleman, who has been rather reclusive since he lost the Senate race to Democrat Al Franken in June 2009, has done a few local fundraisers lately and released a statement when former gubernatorial candidate Patricia Anderson, a Republican, dropped out the race this week.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."