U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) will be in Southbridge on Saturday, October 20.
He will be present for a canvas and phone bank event on behalf of Massachusetts Democratic Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren.
The event will be held at Warren/Walker campaign headquarters located in the former Friendly’s Restaurant at 367 Main Street.
Franken is currently expected to be present at 12:30 pm.
He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party, and in 2008, he narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman by 312 votes. After the results of a statewide manual recount and subsequent lawsuit by Coleman, the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld Franken's victory on June 30, 2009, and he was sworn into the Senate on July 7, 2009.
He first achieved fame as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its conception in 1975 before moving to writing and acting in films and television. He then became a political commentator, author of five books, and hosted his nationally syndicated radio talk show The Al Franken Show on the Air America Radio network.