FILE - This July 1, 2009 photo shows Sen.-elect Al Franken, D-Minn., 

FILE - This July 1, 2009 photo shows Sen.-elect Al Franken, D-Minn., shaking hands with supporters during a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul, Minn. Sen. 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 start into quiet policy wonk. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
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FILE - This July 1, 2009 photo shows Sen.-elect Al Franken, D-Minn., shaking hands with supporters during a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul, Minn. Sen. 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 start into quiet policy wonk. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
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