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Published June 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sen. Al Franken shakes hands with supporters

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., shakes hands with supporters during a rally July 1, 2009, at the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul. Franken won his first term in 2008 only after a months-long recount in which he barely squeaked through. But Franken has transformed his upcoming re-election race into one that many national Republicans are writing off, choosing to focus their money instead on more vulnerable Democrats. He’s done it in part by transforming his image from the wisecracking former “Saturday Night Live” member into quiet policy wonk. Associated Press
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