This Day in Jewish History 2009: SNL Comic Al Franken Is, Finally, Admitted to the Senate

After a photo-finish race, the political satirist became the real deal: Now Al Franken is even being mentioned as vice-presidential material.

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On July 7, 2009, exactly 239 days after the election in which he stood for the U.S. Senate from the state of Minnesota, former comedy writer and talk-show host Al Franken finally took his seat in the Senate...