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Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration
Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration

Ask Al Franken why he got into public service, and he's likely to quote Paul Wellstone's credo: "We all do better when we all do better." "If I knew technically what a haiku was, it would be a haiku. But I don't think it's technically a haiku," Franken said. The simple idea captures the two Minnesota Democrats' shared progressive philosophy and explains why they became friends despite differences. "My dad was always the serious type, so it was interesting how they crafted such a serious friendship," said David Wellstone, the late U.S. senator's son. "But what they connected on was common vision." Franken probably...

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