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    Great, Al Franken is running for the Senate

    Comedian Al Franken to Run for Senate
    By FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    AP
    WASHINGTON (Jan. 30) - Comedian Al Franken has decided to run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2008, a senior Democratic official from Minnesota said Wednesday.

    Franken told the official, who did not want to be identified because Franken has not made an announcement, that he had decided to run in a recent conversation.

    Andy Barr, the political director of Franken's Midwest Values Political Action Committee, declined to comment.

    The news was not unexpected. Franken has been calling members of the Minnesota congressional delegation to get their input on a run, and he announced this week that he would be leaving his show on Air America Radio on Feb. 14. He told listeners he would be making a decision on a race soon.

    In a statement, Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Ron Carey said he was confident Minnesotans "will reject Franken's divisive, scorched-earth attacks." The state Democratic Party declined to comment.

    Should he win the Democratic primary in Minnesota, Franken would take on Republican Norm Coleman, a first-term senator who is among the Democrats' top targets. Coleman declined to comment Wednesday.

    Franken, 55, was born in New York City, like Coleman, but grew up in St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis. He was a performer and writer on television's "Saturday Night Live" before writing best-selling books combining humor and politics.

    His PAC raised nearly $1 million last year. Although Franken can't use that money for his Senate campaign, it shows he shouldn't have a problem raising money.

    Coleman reported about $1.7 million in his bank account as of Dec. 31.

    Franken faces major challenges, said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota. Besides needing to establish himself as a serious candidate, Franken has staked out left-wing policies that make it questionable whether he can win independent voters, Jacobs said.

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    this was brought up before...

    the guy's a lunatic leftist and a "practice what I preach not what I practice" liberal but more power to him- I wouldn't give him the time of day but I can appreciate anyone who put's their money where their mouth is....

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    I'm all for radical leftists running for office. When people here what comes out of their mouths they have an automatic viseral reaction to what they're saying. If only the closet leftists, like Hillary, would fess up to what they really believe they would only get votes from the French, Germans and Communists.

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    Brownback is your answer for radical righty.


    [QUOTE=viermoo]I'm all for radical leftists running for office. When people here what comes out of their mouths they have an automatic viseral reaction to what they're saying. If only the closet leftists, like Hillary, would fess up to what they really believe they would only get votes from the French, Germans and Communists.[/QUOTE]

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    Hubert Humphrey must be rolling in his grave.

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    [QUOTE=cr726]Brownback is your answer for radical righty.[/QUOTE]


    Brownback, like Franken.......is also a comedian.

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    He can join the rest of the Comedian Demofarts!

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    Demofarts?
    You actually thought of that all on your own?
    Wow. Wow.


    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]He can join the rest of the Comedian Demofarts![/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=cr726]Demofarts?
    You actually thought of that all on your own?
    Wow. Wow.[/QUOTE]


    oops, I meant the Democons!

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    Don't forget, he's running in a state that elected Jesse The Body.

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