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Al Franken cracks a joke in between calls to voters on Monday from his St. Paul campaign office. It was part of the Democratic Senate candidate's last-minute campaign efforts. (Scott Wente/St. Paul Bureau)

Senate race highlights vote

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ST. PAUL - A bruising, noisy and tight U.S. Senate campaign ends today when voters cast their ballots.

But vote counting could stretch late into the night - and into early Wednesday - as pre-election polls show the race a toss-up.


The two major candidates pulled in national political heroes to find every last vote they could. Al Franken brought in U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, while ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned for Sen. Norm Coleman.

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