Franken to be speaker at Iowa fundraiser

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has been less than 72 hours since Al Franken was declared the victor in Minnesota’s marathon Senate race, but the former entertainer is already in high demand.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has invited Franken to be the featured speaker at his annual steak fry —  one of the Iowa Democratic Party’s largest fundraisers, according to CNN.

The September event has featured nearly every Democratic presidential contender, including Barack Obama, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson, CNN reports.

“Al was thrilled to be invited and [is] eager to attend,” Franken spokeswoman Jess McIntosh told CNN.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Norman Larson on 07/02/2009 - 11:53 am.

    Sen. Franken in Iowa: Does that mean he is a candidate for President of the U.S.? As a senator, he’d have as much experience as Sen. Obama when he entered the fray.

  2. Submitted by david granneman on 07/02/2009 - 05:42 pm.

    hello all
    al frankin is good at fundraising.
    the fact he has been given the job of senator has caused me to MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOTH MICHELLE BACHMANN AND SARAH PALIN

    GOOD JOB AL

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