Chris Dahlberg's "Rolling Front Porch Tour" comes to an end

By KBJR News 1

Chris Dahlberg's "Rolling Front Porch Tour" comes to an end

May 23, 2014 Updated May 23, 2014 at 6:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Republican challenger, Chris Dahlberg, who is hoping to unseat Minnesota Senator Al Franken, made it back to Duluth Friday bringing his month long "Rolling Front Porch Tour" to a close.

Over the past four weeks Dahlberg has spoken to people in 17 cities across Minnesota about the need for "Front Porch Leadership" on his own front porch on wheels.

Dahlberg's front porch tour covered more than 1,200 miles and included stops in St. Paul's Hmong Village shopping center and the Alexandria VFW club, among others.

He says it's a great way to hear Minnesotans' input on improving our country and defeating Senator Franken this fall.

"Getting to know them as people, they're are friends of mine, and that's what I want to have is the feeling that if I'm elected as Minnesota's next U.S. Senator, I want them to feel that they could sit on the front porch with me and have a conversation about the issues that concern them," said Dahlberg.

Dahlberg is the only republican US Senate candidate who lives outside the metro area.

He says he wants to discuss important topics he says Senator Franken is avoiding, including energy costs and opening mines on the Range.