Alan Stuart Franken
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Senator Franken
Political Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Education: Harvard Collage
Religion Judaism
Born May 21, 1951

Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is one of the smartest people on the planet. In addition to writing for SNL, he is now a Democratic Senator for Minnesota.

Franken is 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 conception 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.

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Sen. Al Franken (D- Minn.)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota)


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