Comedian Al Franken Confirms US Senate Candidacy
He wrote, "I'm not a typical politician (but) nothing means more to me than making government work better for the working families of this state." The Harvard University graduate gained national fame as a performer and Emmy award-winning writer on US sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live and is also a best-selling author.
Franken's announcement coincided with his last day as an on-air commentator for Air America, a US radio network he helped launch in 2004. He said his contact with the people of Minnesota, where he grew up and still lives, shows "they're sick of politics as usual and they're sick of the usual politicians."
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