Franken announces Senate run

Al Franken has officially announced he will run for state senator of Minnesota.

Speculation on Franken's intentions began in January when a member of the Minnesota Democratic Party leaked that the comedian was almost certainly going to run. The former Saturday Night Live cast member has been an outspoken liberal commentator during his career, especially on his Air America radio show The Al Franken Show.

If Franken is elected to the office, he will follow in the footsteps of WWF wrestler Jesse Ventura, who served as the state's governer from 1999 to 2003. Currently, muscle man Arnold Schwarzenegger serves as the governer of California.

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