The NY Post has a pice on him ….
Could the New York City born ex-Senator from Minnesota be thinks about joining NY Politics?
How about running against the junior Senator from the state that pushed him to quit the US Senate?
Al Franken for mayor?
The former “Saturday Night Live” mainstay and ex-Minnesota senator is a man about town again, spotted last weekend at a Fairway grocery in his old stomping grounds — the Upper West Side.
A tipster named Amy shared two photos of a masked Franken — outfitted in jeans, black-and-white flannel shirt and black jacket — with the West Side Rag. In one, he’s giving an elbow pump to a well-wisher; the other is a portrait.
The star of SNL’s “Stuart Smalley” skits didn’t offer his curious neighbors a daily affirmation of his political leanings, or respond to The Post’s multiple requests for comment.
Franken, who turns 70 in May, was surrounded by “a steady stream of politically passionate Upper West Side well-wishers,” Amy told the website.
She added that she didn’t ask the Democratic politician-turned-podcaster whether he was just visiting or sticking around in the city, “but it’s clear [he] would be warmly welcomed back.”
Franken was born in the city but moved with his family to Minnesota when he was 4. He returned as a young man, when his career as a comedian was booming, and lived in a few neighborhoods before buying a co-op at 90 Riverside Drive, which he sold in 2014.
He headed to Minneapolis in the mid-2000s to run for Congress. He served nine years in the Senate before stepping down in January 2018 after a string of women accused him of sexual misconduct. New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senatorto call on him to resign.…
image…West Side Rag