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Al Franken, with wife Franni, tells reporters gathered outside his Minneapolis home that he is "the next senator from Minnesota," following the state Canvassing Board's Monday certification of the Senate recount results.

Franken wants election certificate

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- Al Franken's campaign wants him granted an election certificate even as the U.S. Senate results are challenged in court. That certificate could allow the Democrat to be seated in the Senate.


The Franken campaign sent a letter today to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie asking for their signatures on an election certificate by the end of the day.

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