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CNN: For Al Franken, a Comcast victory 14 months in the making

He was the only senator to immediately and staunchly oppose the planned merger between the two companies. He was joined by only a few others on Capitol Hill, even as it became increasingly clear that the merger might not win government approval.

Now Franken can take the congressional version of a victory lap.

“This is a great day for American consumers,” he said Friday when Comcast (CCV) formally withdrew from the merger amid signs that the government was going to block it.

“This was an uphill battle,” he said, “and I’m enormously proud of our victory.”

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