Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGOP lawmaker once belittled sexual harassment: 'How traumatizing was it?' Meet the man poised to battle Dems from the White House Minnesota GOP Senate candidate compared Michelle Obama to a chimp in Facebook post MORE (D-Minn.) has written a Christmas poem in an effort to raise campaign cash, and it's safe to say he's no Maya Angelou.


The former "Saturday Night Live" star is up for reelection in 2014 and sent out an email on Thursday reminding his supporters that he needs money to combat the Karl Roves of the world. Here's how it starts:

"'T'was the week before Christmas, and all through the state,
Attention was focused on one single date,
Our fundraising goal that we've set with such care,
By 12/31, all the cash must be there!"

And it only gets worse.

It goes on to mention staplers, cellphones and "the down of a thistle."

The best part is the P.S., which states, "I couldn't think of anything that rhymed with $98,561, but that's how much we have to raise before midnight on December 31st."

Franken, who is a big favorite to win a second term, has received donations from various celebrities this cycle, including Tim Meadows, Carl Reiner and Lily Tomlin.