Hedge Funds

Soros invests in Franken


Comedian Al Franken's bid to land a seat in the U.S. Senate got a last-minute lift from George Soros. Franken narrowly trailed GOP incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota's initial vote, and the result led to a mandatory recount. Soros hosted a Manhattan fundraiser for Franken in November to help the would-be senator raise money to finance monitoring of the recount.