Al Franken

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Al Franken
United States Senator
from Minnesota
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 7, 2009[1]
Serving with Amy Klobuchar
Preceded by Norm Coleman
Personal details
Born Alan Stuart Franken
May 21, 1951 (1951-05-21) (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Franni Bryson Franken
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater Harvard University (B.A.)
Occupation U.S. Senator, comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, politician, and radio host
Religion Judaism
Website Official Senate website

Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is a United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party. Before he was a Senator, Franken was a writer and actor on Saturday Night Live. He looks like Tom Hanks. Franken was also a left-wing pundit and has written several books on politics. His second cousin was actor Steven Franken.

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  1. Franken was elected to the term beginning January 3, 2009, but did not take his seat until July 7, 2009, due to a recount and subsequent election challenge.

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United States Senate Succeeded by
George LeMieux
R-Florida