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Franken would be ‘tremendous’ VP, says Dem

Sen. Al Franken would be a “tremendous” vice presidential pick, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday.

“Al Franken is a brilliant man, he’s very smart, he has excellent progressive credentials and he’s the funniest person in Congress,” Ellison said of the former “Saturday Night Live” player.

{mosads}“Why does that matter? I think it’s important to lampoon Donald Trump, make him what he is — ridiculous. Who better to do that than someone who is an expert funnyman.”

Ellison said Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who is seen as a favorite to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, is a “wonderful public servant.”

But to electrify the base, Ellision said, “you have to get somebody who has been speaking to the base and would turn the base out.”

Ellison endorsed Bernie Sanders for president in the Democratic primary.

He said he would hold off on flipping his support to Clinton until Sanders formally leaves the race.

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