AFSCME splits backing between Ciresi, Franken in Senate race
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Both attorney Mike Ciresi and comedian Al Franken can claim the backing of a well-known union as they vie for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Last month, the political arm of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5 endorsed Franken. On Tuesday, AFSCME Council 65 announced it was supporting Ciresi.
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