Franken attended the dedication of Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. He sat on the Indian Affairs Committee in the U.S. Senate and helped secure $12 million in funding for new facilities to replace the old one, which was in dismal condition.
“That means a lot to me. It was very moving for me. It was very gratifying. I put my heart in the job,” Franken said. “I miss the whole job. I loved that job, I loved the job as Senator.”
“Will you run for office again?” WCCO-TV reporter Esme Murphy asked.
“Well, see, if I say anything there, you’ll put it in the story. I don’t know. I don’t know,” Franken said. “I haven’t ruled it out, and I haven’t ruled it in.”