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Supporters gather Wednesday around Al Franken, left, during a rally in St. Paul. Franken will be sworn in next week as Minnesota's second U.S. senator. Tribune photo by Don Davis

'I'm not going to waste' this chance

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ST. PAUL -- "Live, from Washington, it's Sen. Al Franken!"

That may not be Minnesota senator-elect's line, but on Wednesday hundreds of supporters got a glimpse of a looser Al Franken than has surfaced in quite some time.


He thanked Minnesotans for putting him in the U.S. Senate, promising, "I'm not going to waste that chance."

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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.