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Campaign no joke for Franken

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ST. PAUL - Al Franken was in the Mideast when he decided to run for Senate in the Midwest.

In late 2006, the comedian-satirist-writer-talk show host was on his fourth trip to visit U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Upset at the Bush administration and Republicans such as Sen. Norm Coleman, Franken said he had been considering running for office but had reservations because of the time commitment and personal and family sacrifices.

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