Second IP candidate emerges to challenge Franken for Senate

Kevin Terrell
IP Senate candidate Kevin Terrell
Courtesy of Kevin Terrell

Minneapolis consultant Kevin Terrell announced he's seeking the Independence Party's nomination to run against DFL Sen. Al Franken.

Terrell, who has experience working in the private sector and at the Defense Intelligence Agency, said he decided to run because people are fed up with the status quo in Washington.

"When you're in coffee shops, when you're in bars and you just hear people talking, you can really sense that there's an anger with the system the way it is and that people are looking for a viable alternative," he said.

During a press conference Friday, Terrell touted his role in organizing citizens in south Minneapolis to stop a proposed flight path, and as the co-founder of an early reading program for kids.

Hannah Nicollet of Roseville is also an Independence Party candidate for Senate. The party will endorse a candidate at its convention in Mankato, Minnesota, this weekend.

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