"As a job creator and business leader, Mike has the skills and ability to be an effective Senator for Minnesota," said Coleman, who Franken narrowly beat in 2008. "I'm proud to join the campaign and will do everything I can to help him get elected to the U.S. Senate."
"Mike is a rising star in the Republican Party," said Grams.
The businessman is off to a quick fundraising start, though Franken is still the clear front-runner in the race. McFadden is likely the GOP's best hope to make the race competitive.