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314 Action Fund Endorses Admiral Michael T.  Franken for US Senate in Iowa

Franken Served for More Than 36 Years in the US Navy, Including Posts with the Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) — Today, 314 Action Fund announced its endorsement of Admiral Michael T. Franken for US Senate in Iowa. Franken is a decorated US Navy Admiral who has advised US Presidents including President Barack Obama and has significant Pentagon experience through strategy, policy and planning positions involving the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He holds STEM degrees from the University of Nebraska and Naval Postgraduate School.

Recent polling shows Franken and incumbent GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley neck-and-neck in a general election contest, with Franken drawing support across the partisan spectrum to form a bipartisan coalition of voters. 

“Engineers are trained to solve problems, and with so much on the line for Iowans–reproductive rights, climate change and the future of programs like Social Security and the Affordable Care Act–voters will look for a proven problem solver like Admiral Michael Franken in November when they enter the ballot box,” Shaughnessy Naughton, president of 314 Action, said. “Admiral Franken has the experience and discipline necessary to cut through the partisan noise in Washington and lead using evidence-based policy on day one.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of 314 Action,” Admiral Michael Franken said. “STEM has a critical role to play in government — from making data driven decisions to building creative solutions to longstanding problems around climate, healthcare and agriculture. I’m proud to bring my experience in physics and engineering to the U.S. Senate.”



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