When following the Diaz-Balart races this fall just wasn't enough for me I'd check in on my pet race, the one for the Senate seat in Minnesota between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Maybe it's because Minnesotan blood runs through me. Maybe it's because the thought of Stuart Smiley entering congress amused me to no end. Maybe it's because Franken managed to make a true believer out of even notoriously cynical David Letterman who said, "When he talks and he says something, I believe him more than I believe anybody who currently holds a seat in the Senate," which in turn slightly melted my own cynical facade.
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