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ROCHESTER, Minn. - Al Franken has some competition for his U.S. Senate seat.
Duluth native Chris Dahlberg, a Republican, announced his candidacy earlier this year and has been touring the state of Minnesota meeting with communities all month.
He made one of his stops in Rochester on Sunday to enforce his idea of 'Front Porch Leadership’, but meeting with people at events like this isn't the only face to face time he's going for.
"We talk about front porch leadership because we need to return the power from Washington D.C. back to local government,” Dahlberg said, “the best form of government is government that's closest to the people and so that's what I’m doing, something that's probably unconventional, one person says they don't think they've heard of a US senate candidate doing this for 100 years, I’m going door to door."
Getting in touch with communities is something that Dahlberg is passionate about and it’s something that he thinks will be helpful throughout his campaign.
He is interested in learning what the community thinks about certain issues our government is facing, particularly, the country’s debt.
"One of the things for me is prioritization and focus, and the problem we have in Washington D.C. is a lack of focus and so what I say is when everything is a priority, nothings a priority and that's why you have a $17 trillion debt,” Dahlberg said.
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