After several recounts and challenges, Al Franken, humorist turned politician, finally won Minnesota's Senate race. The Takeaway turns to Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck and Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small to explain the effect on Washington.
It ain't over till it's over. A day before the 111th Congress convenes, Republican senators are claiming that they will block any attempts to seat Democrat Al Franken, who currently holds a slim lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.
While the Guinness Book of World Records may not actually have an entry for longest election, many Minnesotans are certain that their Senate race would win. Tom Scheck of Minnesota Public Radio joins The Takeaway to discuss the Minnesota Senate race.
The punishing recount between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken was supposed to end today, but 130 lost ballots in Minneapolis that could sway the outcome must be found first.
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