Dems Collecting Congrats For Franken


New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who heads up the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is celebrating the victory of Al Franken, who Tuesday was given the go-ahead by the Minnesota Supreme Court to be certified as the new senator from that state.

In an e-mail form the committee Wednesday, Menendez was looking to collect some congratulations online to forward on to Franken's office.

Franken is the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer turned progressive talk show host turned politician, who squeaked out a victory against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman following a close election and contested recount

Franken represents the potential, veto-proof 60th vote for the Dems on some issues, counting two independents -- Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Bernie Sanders of Vermont -- who caucus with the party.