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In front of the Minnesota Capitol, Al Franken addresses supporters last year. He gained the support of most Democrats who work in the Capitol.

Al Franken wins Minnesota's longest election, Coleman concedes

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Updated 5:30 p.m.


ST. PAUL - Al Franken is headed to the U.S. Senate after Minnesota's longest election contest.

"Franni and I are so thrilled that we can finally celebrate this victory," Franken said late this afternoon in front of his downtown Minneapolis townhouse.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.