We routinely ask you to give out "grades" for politicians... How was Senator Al Franken's first year?Â MPR Reporter Mark Zdechlik filed this piece,Â Looking back at Franken's first year as senator:
One year ago, Democrat Al Franken was finally sworn in as Minnesota's newest U.S. Senator after a nine-month long recount and legal battle. The Minnesota Supreme Court determined Franken defeated Republican Senator Norm Coleman by just 312 votes.
According to the feature (and since this is politics, let's add in at this time)Â Franken plans to run for reelection in 2014.
How did he do in his first year?
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