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Al Franken Raises Serious Campaign Money

Brian Zick

Chris Cillizza And Shailagh Murray in WaPo report: He's good enough, he's smart enough, and, gosh darn it, he can raise the money. Al Franken, that is. Franken, comedian-turned-Senate candidate, piled up $1.3 million in contributions over the first three months of the year -- wowing neutral observers and proving that he is serious about his race in Minnesota against freshman Sen. Norm Coleman (R). (…) "Some have reported/opined that Democrats are 'nervous' about the prospect of an Al Franken candidacy," read a memo distributed by his campaign. "Perhaps a better term would be 'really, really excited.' "

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