Comedian and Senate candidate Al Franken pointed the finger at his accountant for paying his taxes incorrectly and said he would make good on the mistake.

The Democratic candidate and former Saturday Night Live performer, who is running against Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman in Minnesota, admitted that he owes $70,000 in 17 states for earned income dating back to 2003, according to a report by local station WCCO. The income mainly came from speeches and other paid appearances. Franken was also a long-time host on Air America Radio.

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