Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken takes a moment to collect his thoughts during an interview at his campaign headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 29, 2008. The candidate said that he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties owed in 17 states, going back to 2003. (Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken takes a moment to collect his thoughts during an interview at his campaign headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 29, 2008. The candidate said that he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties owed in 17 states, going back to 2003. (Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) Jim Gehrz / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken takes a moment to collect his thoughts during an interview at his campaign headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 29, 2008. The candidate said that he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties owed in 17 states, going back to 2003. (Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) Jim Gehrz / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT

No quick end in sight for Minnesota Senate race

December 02, 2008 5:50 PM