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The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Al Franken was the victor in the protracted race for a Senate seat against Norm Coleman. The decision was not unexpected, and Coleman has hinted that he will not take his challenge to the federal level. Franken’s victory will give the Democrats 60 Senate seats, a critical filibuster-proof majority. He also becomes somewhat of an anomoly: A liberal entertainer winning elective office. Virtually all show biz figures who have successfully made the transition have been Republicans.

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