Al Franken, Keith Ellison among "most influential US liberals"

Today British newspaper The Daily Telegraph released numbers 41 through 60 of their list of the most influential liberals and conservatives in the US. (100 of each will be named.) No Minnesota conservatives have made the cut so far, but Al Franken and District 5 Rep. Keith Ellison each received shout-outs on the list of prominent lefties.

Franken came in at number 49. Perhaps more surprising was Ellison's positioning at number 54. The freshman congressman is sandwiched between progressive heavyweights Paul Krugman (53) and Ralph Nader (55).