Senator signs T-shirt for fans at airport

Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Richard Painter puts out 'dumpster fire' in first campaign ad Bill Clinton says 'norms have changed' in society for what 'you can do to somebody against their will' MORE has airport groupies.

 ITK spotted the Minnesota Democrat picking up a copy of The New York Times before catching a flight out of Charlotte, N.C., following the Democratic National Convention on Friday morning.

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When Franken, a former comic on “Saturday Night Live,” stepped up to the register at the airport newsstand, a cashier smiled and asked her co-worker who was standing nearby, “Do you recognize this congressman?”

Franken introduced himself to the star-struck pair.

One of the two women cracked, “Can I get your autograph? Or do you charge?”

While the lawmaker-loving ladies initially asked the junior senator to sign the receipt from his newspaper purchase, Franken offered his John Hancock (free of charge) on something a little less flimsy — putting his mark on a convention souvenir T-shirt that one of the employees grabbed from a rack in the front of the store.