GOP to Duffy: Act like Franken

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The national GOP has some advice for the reality show Republican running for Congress in Wisconsin: talk about jobs, but not the one you had on MTV’s “The Real World.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee has spoken with Sean Duffy, a former prosecutor who appeared on the show’s 1997 season, about “how to mitigate celebrity.” And according to one Republican familiar with their conversations, the committee has urged Duffy to take lessons from Minnesota’s successful celebrity-turned-politician: former comedian and now Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

The NRCC credits Franken for bringing in national political advisers who helped him focus on policy – a move that ultimately convinced voters and the media that he was a serious candidate.

Full story: GOP to Duffy: Act like Franken – Kasie Hunt – POLITICO.com