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GOP criticizes video, Franken apologizes

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ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s election opponent is trying to make a campaign issue out of a video shot two years ago showing the senator holding two traffic cones to his chest, apparently to imitate a woman’s breasts.


“It was a thoughtless moment and I regret it,” Democrat Franken told Forum News Service of the 2012 incident, which he did not know was being videotaped.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.