Al Franken addressed the Minnesota Young DFL convention in St. Paul on Saturday, thanking everyone, especially young voters and supporters, for all their help in bringing him to his super-narrow win:
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"First of all, thank you. You know, when you win by 225 votes, it's fair to say that no effort really went to waste," said Franken, as the audience laughed. He then thanked everyone for all the great victories that Minnesota Democrats had in electing Barack Obama, increasing their majorities in the state legislature, and sending their five House members back. "And yes -- we took Paul Wellstone's seat back," he added, before being answered by applause.