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Franken campaign begins with Thanksgiving recipes

Published 8:00am Thursday, November 22, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Just in time for Thanksgiving, Sen. Al Franken and his wife Franni are offering their favorite holiday recipes.

“Al’s Wild Rice Stuffing” and “Franni’s Pureed Butternut Squash” are just a couple of the offerings that appear in a new email from Franken’s re-election committee.

It’s a gentle message from a senator whose campaign for a second term began right after Election Day earlier this month. Franken is seen nationally as a target for Republicans after he narrowly won his first term by recount in 2008.

No Republicans have stepped forward yet to challenge Franken.