"Why Not Me?", about his fictitious campaign for the presidency in 2000.
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[at the Maine political delegation breakfast on July 26, 2004, replying to actor John Cusack
, who saw Franken in the audience and said, "I'm not going to try and be funny"] I'm not going to try and act.
Elected to the United States Senate on November 4, 2008. The election was so close that there was a subsequent recount and legal battles, and he was not officially sworn in as a Senator until July 7, 2009.