Franken Comes To Washington, Prepares To Be Seated

03/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Washington Post

Entertainer Al Franken (D-Minn.) will spend the next two days in Washington readying himself to serve in the Senate, a move that comes even as the contested Minnesota Senate election plods on.

Franken arrives in town tonight and will be here through Thursday for a visit aimed at "preparing him for the Senate, both in terms of policy and in terms of familiarizing himself with the institution of the Senate and how it operates," said a source familiar with the trip's itinerary.

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