January 20th, 2009
10:30 AM ET
13 years ago

Franken on hand for Obama inauguration

(CNN) - Al Franken spokesman Andy Barr confirmed Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has provided the Democratic Senate hopeful with tickets to the swearing-in ceremony today. Barr added Franken is "in the bleachers on the Mall."

Franken and former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman are still locked in a bitter fight for the U.S. Senate seat from the state of Minnesota.

A Coleman spokesman said the Republican will be at home in the Twin Cities.


Filed under: Al Franken • Inauguration
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. scdemocrat

    He should be there as the junior Senator from MN but Coleman just won't give it up. Remember when Coleman thought he won on election day ,and told Franken he should concede, so that MN would not be without a Senator ? Where is that advice for yourself Coleman?

    January 20, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  2. Vegas

    I thought the tickets Sen Reid had were for his constituents in Nevada.

    January 20, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. Mobius

    He'll fit right in with the rest of the jokers.

    January 20, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. gt

    Give me a break ,Frankensteal would be the laughing stock of the senate ,,,, please go away ....very far away...

    January 20, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. southerncousin

    Why is he there? Free food and he can't stand Minnesota, but the libs had the lock on NY senate seats.

    January 20, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Joseph

    Coleman is a republican, of course he won't give it up. Republicans are hypocrits. When the election was over he thought they should just declare him the winner and not count the votes, now that the vote counting has continued he thinks they should count all the votes, even the illeagal ones.Anything for the Republicans to remain in power.

    January 20, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. richard

    We you get more votes than voters, you should never be allowed in the Senate. Franken should be in jail for election fraud.

    January 20, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  8. John Hammersten NY NY

    Only Minnesota would elect both Jesse "the body" Ventura and now Al Franken. What a joke of a state and sad state of affairs for our country that this pin head has a voice

    January 20, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. Florida John

    If there would have been a TRUE and FAIR recount, Coleman would have won.

    However, are you saying Coleman should not fight? If so, then you should agree that Franken should not have fought. Both believe they are right and should fight to the end.

    Anywho, I would think that you would be embarssed with Franken. Wait you voted in a Vetura that was an idiot.

    January 20, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. shoe party

    Wheres "Bugsbunny" Colman?

    January 20, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  11. Steve (the real one)

    This is news, why? He has not been certified! The beat goes on!

    January 20, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. TCM

    He's a clown and a loser.....of course, when losing in an election, who do you call? Not Ghostbusters...you call ACORN...and a tip from Obama, the chief recipient of the ACORN voter fraud never hurts.

    January 20, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. Al

    Ain't there enough clowns in the Senate without this one?

    January 20, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  14. KenM

    I'm surprised Normie is cowering back in MN. I thought he'd take this one last chance to come to DC and bury his nose up Bush's rear-end, for old time's sake.

    January 20, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |