Alan Stuart Franken, born May 21, 1951 in New York City and Norman Bertram Coleman born August 17,1949 in Brooklyn, New York are both Jewish. Coleman and Franken are locked up in a vitrual dead heat in the Minnesota Senate race with Franken now leading by slightly more than 200 votes. Should Coleman lose, he will have the dubious distinction of losing to Al Franken, a former comedian and writer on Saturday Night Live, and Jessie "the body" Ventura.
Coleman was born in Brooklyn New York and attended James Madison High school. Coleman was the classmate of Charles Schumer, Senator from New York (and Jewish too). In addition to Schumer, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (Jewish) and Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Jewish) also graduated from this Brooklyn public school.
Franken moved out of New York as a child and was raised in suburban Minneapolis. He attended Harvard cum Laude in 1973. Franken's cousin is Bob Franken of MSNBC.
Franken has written 5 Bestselling books and received 3 Emmy awards. He is probably best known as a writer and sometimes on-air talent for SNL with his most famous character being Stuart Smiley. Franken left SNL in 1995 when he lost the Weekend Update job to Norm MacDonald.
Whoever wins the Senate race in Minnesota, there will be 14 Jews in the US Senate.