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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Sep 05, 2007
Franken's campaign will be about as successful as Sinclair Lewis' desire to be elected Governor of California, back in 1934. The conservative faction of Hollywood studios [headed by MGM] produced enough propaganda films to keep Lewis from being elected. Don't think powerful influences like Rupert Murdoch will stand by and watch Franken successfully march into the state capitol.....it'll be a miracle if he survives the entire politcial jungle intact.
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Jul 17, 2007
Why Minnesota? If he's elected, it will open the door for any weirdo to have a good chance at being elected into office. I'm not saying I have anything against Franken, but does he really have the political knowledge to be a senator? (no jokes please)
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Jul 03, 2007
Norm Coleman is a moron. He;s nothing more than a walking right-wing talking point. At the very LEAST Al Franken is intelligent!
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Jun 12, 2007
I can only hope voters can inform themselves well ennough to realize that Franken in office is not a good idea.
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Feb 21, 2007
GO AL GO!

I hope Coleman lose........I don't really got to hope. he's rank in the top 10 worst senators. Bye bye Norm.
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Feb 18, 2007
Well my state did elect Jesse Ventura. how sad.
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Feb 18, 2007
I wonder if he'll win?
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Feb 16, 2007
I wish I lived in Minnesotta so I could vote for him... or at least be old enough to vote
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Feb 15, 2007
Good luck! I'd vote for him.
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Feb 15, 2007
In the time I have lived in Minnesota, I have come to realize that if you are an odd-ball, less than a B-list celebrity, or controversial your chances of getting elected to public office increase dramatically.
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Feb 15, 2007
Franken's made a nice little career letting the air out of phonies, hypocrites and windbags. If he can bring that same attitude to a political career, I couldn't be happier. Heaven knows, Washington needs a few people who will say "that's stupid" if something is.
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Feb 15, 2007
I hope you lose...Badly.
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Feb 15, 2007
good luck then.
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