Franken to run for Senate

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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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