Friday, February 02, 2007

Al Franken: can he win independent voters?

Comedian Al Franken to Run for Senate, By FREDERIC J. FROMMER (Casper Star Tribune) WASHINGTON - Comedian Al Franken has decided to run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2008, a senior Democratic official from Minnesota said Wednesday.... Franken faces major challenges, said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota. Besides needing to establish himself as a serious candidate, Franken has staked out left-wing policies that make it questionable whether he can win independent voters, Jacobs said....

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