Minnesota Democrats Pick Franken

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The former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer is selected as the party’s Senate nominee at the state convention Saturday.

Comes after some believed his support was collapsing due to fallout from a Playboy column he wrote in 2000, comments joking about rape in New York magazine in 1995.

Franken will face incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman in the fall.

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