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June 22, 2013


How Franken Made Himself a Favorite for Re-Election

The AP looks at how Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who won election by just 312 votes, has positioned himself for re-election.

"To solidify his then-shaky standing, Franken employed a disciplined strategy that started in 2009 when he was declared the victor of a three-way race in which he won less than 42 percent of the vote. Back then, he spoke of not wanting to 'waste this chance' and made repeated promises to keep his head down and do the work. He has largely stuck to that vow, avoiding the national spotlight. He rarely talks to the Washington press corps, has shed his comedic persona and focused on policy, working to be taken seriously."












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