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It’s MLK Day. Barack Obama’s going to be sworn in. What more fitting time for Al Franken to tap into the emotion of the moment and celebrate history by e-mailing supporters…and asking them for money!

Al Franken: Doing his best to schlockify the schlock inauguration.

Dear Friend,

I’m in Washington to witness the inauguration of our new President, Barack Obama, and I have to tell you what you probably already know – this is an amazing moment for our country.

It’s a moment to reflect on our history – but it’s also an important opportunity to change our future. We face some pretty imposing challenges, but we finally have a leader (and a progressive majority in Congress) that will get America back on the right track so we can meet them together.

I’m ready to get to work in the Senate to help President Obama bring us the change we need, but I still need your help to get to Washington. Norm Coleman has sued to overturn the result of the election, and we’ve got to have the resources we’ll need during the upcoming election contest proceedings.


The state-wide canvass, the hand recount, the challenged ballot review, and the improperly rejected absentee consideration are all completed – and yet Norm Coleman seems content to continue dragging the process out in the courts, preventing Minnesota from having equal representation in the Senate during this critical time.

I need your continued support to fight this lawsuit – and that means I need your contribution of $25, $50, $100, or more today. Our legal team is experienced and talented, and we won’t let anyone take away what we’ve earned together. When we succeed in this fight, I’ll be able to get to work right away, working hard to fix our economy, create jobs, end our dependence on foreign oil, and restore our standing in the world.


I’m so excited about the possibilities lying just around the corner for our country. As Barack Obama said in Baltimore this weekend, we have to “make sure this election is not the end of what we do to change America, but the beginning.” With your help, I’ll be able to be part of that exciting new beginning.

Thanks for everything,


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