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Al Franken hit the road Monday to talk with Minnesota mayors as the U.S. Senate election trial continues in St. Paul. Tribune photo by Scott Wente

Franken tours as trial continues


ST. PAUL -- Al Franken's campaign called him "Sen.-elect Franken," and Monday he acted like a senator.

The Democrat acknowledged his status is "up in the air" because of the pending U.S. Senate election trial, but he hit the road anyway for meetings typically convened by members of Congress.

The Democrat launched a two-day listening tour, stopping in St. Paul and Duluth, to meet with mayors as the election trial began its fourth week. He planned a Rochester stop today.

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