After several recounts and challenges, Al Franken, humorist turned politician, finally won Minnesota's Senate race. The Takeaway turns to Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck and Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small to explain the effect on Washington.
The Takeaway talks to Tom Scheck of Minnesota Public Radio as the 2008 manual re-count (for the Coleman - Franken election) of more than 2.9 million votes heads into its final days.
Minnesota's Senate race, between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and challenger Democrat Al Franken, is heating up. While they battle it out, there isn't much doubt that the Independence Party's Dean Barkley will act as a spoiler.