State Senator Julianne Ortman Could Challenge Franken's Seat

Created: 06/11/2013 7:13 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Republican State Senator Julianne Ortman
Republican State Senator Julianne Ortman

Another possible challenger to Sen. Al Franken’s seat next year has emerged.

Republican State Senator Julianne Ortman says she’s seriously considering a run. She said she’ll make a final decision after talking with her family and political advisors in the next few weeks.

Ortman has represented Carver County since 2003.

Franken’s only official Republican challenger right now is Mike McFadden, a Minneapolis businessman. He filed the paperwork to form a campaign committee last month.