Al’s big night: Franken accepts the Democratic endorsement for U.S. senator from Minnesota on Saturday at the party’s state convention in Rochester, Minn.
Al Franken’s career arc has taken an unconventional turn: The comedian has nailed down the Minnesota Democrats’ endorsement for the U.S. Senate, following in former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s footsteps as a performer-turned-politician in the Midwestern state. Starting out in comedy may serve Franken well in Congress, where knowing how to work a tough crowd just might come in handy.
AP via My Way News:
Republicans have also hammered Franken for months on some of the more outrageous comments and writing from his years as a comedian, as well as problems with his personal finances. They promised to keep up the heat now that he is the chosen Democratic candidate.
Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan attacked Franken as “unqualified, unfit and unprepared to be a United States senator.” He said the campaign will employ old Franken material.
“Al Franken wants to wants to talk about Norm Coleman’s record. We’re not going to be shy about talking about Al Franken’s record,” Sheehan said.