The different procedures were consistent with the different resources, personnel and technology available to each county and cityFranken seeks closure to U.S. Senate race May 12, 2009
The leader thought I was disrespectful while he was giving his speech on (Kagan)McConnell scolds Franken for floor antics Aug 06, 2010
I believe that we're going to win the election contest, and after that Senator Coleman can choose to do what he wantsFranken ready to rest case Mar 10, 2009
In my capacity as the senator from Minnesota, I objectFranken cuts Lieberman off on healthcare Dec 17, 2009
Right now every other state has two United States senators except for MinnesotaFranken sues for certification Jan 13, 2009
Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party.
Franken achieved note as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its inception in 1975 before moving to writing and acting in films and television shows. He then became a political commentator, author of five books and host of a nationally syndicated radio show on the Air America Radio network.
In 2008, Franken narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman, by 312 votes, after a mandatory statewide manual recount. Coleman contested the outcome in court, but the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld Franken's victory on June 30, 2009. Franken was sworn in to the Senate on July 7, 2009.