Reid: Franken deserves another shot

Former U.S. senator Harry Reid of Nevada told Daily Beast he wishes Al Franken would run again for the U.S. Senate after stepping down in a sexual harassment dispute.

“I wish he would,” Reid said in an interview with the site. “But I don’t think he will. He just feels hurt. And he was a good senator.”

Franken has been benefiting since July 22 from a new article by Jane Mayer posted on the New Yorker website that portrays his behavior as occurring in a show business context rather than a Senate setting. Mayer previously co-authored books on the Iran-Contra affair and the Hill/Thomas hearings.