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The Comedian Who Became a Senator


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The closest contest during the November elections in the United States took place in the state of Minnesota.

The vote to choose one of the state’s two senators was so close that it had to be recounted.

The final statistics show that Al Franken has a 225-vote lead over his opponent Norm Coleman.

Before he started working in politics, Franken was well known to Americans as a comedian and a writer of humor books.


to recount: to count again.