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
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The grumbling was evident last week when U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned down an invitation by Minnesota Public Radio to debate his Republican and Independence Party challengers at the Minnesota State...
I wrote two weeks ago that Minnesota's sleepy election cycle might finally start to wake up, as the race between U.S. Senator Al Franken and businessman Mike McFadden's had started to...
WASHINGTON – In the first wave of television ads launched by Sen. Al Franken’s re-election campaign, sometimes Minnesota’s junior senator hardly says a word.Instead, he relies on...
Democratic U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are co-sponsoring a bill that would override the Supreme Court's decision last week in the Hobby Lobby case.The bill would ban employers from...
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken will not fly to Minnesota with President Obama this morning because of a Senate vote to confirm Stuart Jones as the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.The Senate vote...
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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