Conan O'Brien opening home to Al Franken fundraiser


Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien is going to bat for fellow former "Saturday Night Live" writer and current U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

The Minnesota Democrat's campaign announced in an email Friday that the TBS "Conan" host will throw a fundraiser for Franken in Los Angeles next month.

According to MPR, Franken will use an idea from President Barack Obama's fundraising campaign last year, and randomly pick an online donor to attend the fundraiser, which will be at O'Brien's home.

Any amount of donation will be considered when it comes to the selection of the winner, and airfare and hotel will be included, the campaign said.

"Imagine how much fun it would be to hang out at Conan's house," said the email announcing the fundraiser.

Franken, who won the Senate seat in 2008 in a hotly-contested election that included a recount, is currently running unopposed since the Republicans have yet to pick a candidate.

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