Minnesota Senate candidate and former funny-man Al Franken (D) recently put out a very, very sincere video on green jobs:

Franken is taking on incumbent Norm Coleman (R), and polls so far have shown Coleman ahead by a considerable margin. But now former Reform Party governor, professional wrestler, and actor Jesse Ventura is threatening to jump in the race.

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“All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us,” Ventura told NPR this week. “You decide. If you were in a dark alley, which one of the three of us would you want with you?”

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