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Franken embarks on first oustate campaign

According to the Pioneer Press: Al Franken is heading toward the Iron Range for one of the first stops in his days-old U.S. Senate campaign. Franken says he's not upset that Republicans sought to publicize the less political statements he's made in books, shows and speeches. That was to be expected. The Democrat, who has spent years trying to make people laugh, was upset with what was missing from some of the quotes."It took the joke out. It took the funny out," Franken said from the backseat of a hybrid sport utility vehicle. It is funny to see from this excerpt how favorable the paper seems to present Franken. "years making people laugh," "hybrid SUV". Thr tribune had similar coverage, with a similar soft approach.

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