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Franken wins Democratic endorsement on first ballot after apologizing for jokes in his past at today's Minnesota DFL convention

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ROCHESTER, Minn. - Satirist-turned-Senate hopeful Al Franken convinced Democratic activists today to look beyond controversies over his past as he secured the party's U.S. Senate endorsement on the first ballot.

"I'm not a perfect person and I'm not going to pretend to have all the answers, but I'll tell the truth," Franken told the state DFL Party convention after accepting the endorsement. "I will keep my spine and I will work for you."

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