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U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign spokesman, Mark Drake, looks at his notes while a television commercial plays in the background claiming his boss is the fourth most corrupt senator. Drake announced the campaign is challenging the allegation of Democratic challenger Al Franken. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Campaign Notebook: Coleman says Franken ad false

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ST. PAUL - U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign accuses his main challenger of making illegal comments in two commercials.

The campaign of Coleman, a Republican, says Democratic challenger Al Franken ran a television commercial and a radio spot that break Minnesota law by saying Coleman lives "almost rent free" and that he is the "fourth most corrupt" senator.

"They are running ads that are flat-out false," Coleman spokesman Mark Drake said Thursday.

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