Franken to run for Senate

Al Franken--comedian, radio show host...and senator?

Franken will run for state Senate of Minnesota in 2008, according to the Associated Press. Franken himself has not made any official announcement yet--the news was leaked by an anonymous Democratic Party official.

Franken has made no secret of his political ambitions. Earlier this week, as announced he would quit as host of his Air America radio show, he told listeners he would soon reach a decision about whether to run.

A spokesperson for Franken's political action committee declined to comment on the announcement. Minnesota's Republican Party today issued a statement saying "Minnesotans will reject Franken's divisive, scorched earth attacks."

Franken came to fame in the 1970s on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

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Feb 05, 2007
yawn factor
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Feb 03, 2007
Jessie Ventura was not a bad governor.
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Feb 02, 2007
Yes we did elect a WWE wreslter. *walkes away in Shame.
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Feb 02, 2007
This has to be a publicity stunt.
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Feb 02, 2007
Isn't Minnesota the state that voted former wrestler Jesse Ventura for Governor about 10 years ago? If they can vote for someone like him, I can see them electing a former SNLer (and Minnesota-bred) Al Franken...
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Feb 01, 2007
We need less commedians/actors/etc getting into politics, in my opinion, regardless of political ideology. Sadly, the opposite seems to be the trend.
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Feb 01, 2007
[b]Al Franken For U.S Senate! You Go Al![/b]



Senator Norm Coleman better start packing his bags!



[i]"You can't silence me or the truth."[/i]
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Feb 01, 2007
I think I'll move to Minnesota just to vote against Stuart Smalley.
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Feb 01, 2007
i don't know who he is. and i don't care
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Feb 01, 2007
Sadly, I live in Minnesota (transplant) and am sorry to say that AL Franken will more than likely win his seat. In the 4 years I have lived here, I realize Minnesota has a reputation for voting in the odd, unqualified, and worst choices possible.
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Feb 01, 2007
I live in Minnesota but i will reluctantly vote for him as I am liberal. but the truth is we need to elect independents and Greens because they are the ones who aren't controlled by Lobbyists.
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Feb 01, 2007
not taking sides or anything but i cant see how any one could take him sereousely they think hewas telling a joke or being sarcastic all the time
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Feb 01, 2007
As liberal as I am and as much as I like Al Franken, I would have to agree in thinking that he may not be the best senator.
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Feb 01, 2007
Oh god. I pray the people of Minnesota will NOT vote for this guy. Please people of minnesota don't vote for this guy!
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