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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Al Franken to run for US Senate

Al Franken, comedian, broadcaster and author has announced that he is to run for the Senate in the state of Minnesota.

Franken, 55, was born in New York City but grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973, and in 1975 joined the writing staff of "Saturday Night Live" during its first season. He soon began appearing in sketches and remained a fixture on the show well into the 1990s.

In 1996, Franken took his career in a political direction when he wrote "Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations," a broadside against the conservative radio host and other figures on the right. He's since published several other books critical of Republicans.

His chances are as good as anyone else's after all Minnesota elected Jesse Ventura as governor.

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