Sen. Al Franken, DFL, has served as a U.S. senator from Minnesota since 2009, when he was seated after an extremely close race, manual vote recount and court battle to beat the incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. Before becoming a politician, Franken was a well-known writer and comedian for "Saturday Night Live." Franken is a vocal critic of right-wing politics who has written several satirical books and hosted a nationally syndicated radio show.
New York City
Wife, Franni; children, Thomasin and Joseph
Cum laude graduate of Harvard, 1973; seven Emmy nominations and five Emmy awards for television writing and producing
60 E. Plato Blvd., Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55107
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WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Al Franken jokes that he has been “toiling in the vineyards” since the early days on net neutrality.But since Franken’s wide-margin re-election...
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DULUTH, MINN. – U.S. Sen. Al Franken spoke without notes in an unkempt DFL headquarters here, evoking time-tested Democratic themes of universal preschool, robust mental health funding, closing...
With support from Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, the U.S. Senate approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels Thursday, backing his strategy to confront the...
Though no clear challenger has emerged for his 2014 re-election bid, the state GOP expects to land a "very high-quality" challenger.
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