Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   Spoiler News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Reality TV News Wire
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing


Al Franken announces plans to run for Minnesota U.S. Senate seat

UPI News Service, 02/14/2007 

Al Franken, comedian, writer and liberal talk-radio personality, said he will seek the Democratic Party nomination for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat up in 2008.

Franken, who left his Air America radio show Wednesday, formally announced he will seek the Senate seat held by Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. Franken made the announcement on the radio program and also on his Web site.

In a video statement on his Web site, Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer, acknowledged Minnesotans had a right to be skeptical as he seeks the Democratic nomination.

"I want you to know: nothing means more to me than making government work better for the working families of this state," he said. "And over the next 20 months I look forward to proving to you that I take these issues seriously."

Franken is a native Minnesotan who was raised in St. Louis Park and Albert Lea.

"Given his blind partisanship and extreme anger, Al Franken is the last person Minnesotans need in the United States Senate," said a statement issued by Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Ron Carey.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International


Take Our User Survey

Page generated Fri May 25, 2018 18:26 pm in 4.234283208847 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed