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Campaign volunteers and others surrounded Al Franken Wednesday, like this woman who wanted his autograph on a piece of campaign literature. He is to be sworn in as a U.S. senator next week. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Franken 'won't waste that chance'

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

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, more akin to how he appeared in front of the entertainment camera than the campaign camera.

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

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