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Minnesota governor to name lieutenant governor to Franken's seat: report

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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is likely to get the position, according to a "high-ranking Democratic source."

Franken’s office disputes report that he plans to resign

Washington Post

Franken’s office said he would make an announcement about his political future on Thursday. No other details were provided.

Franken's support collapses, fellow Dems expect resignation

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His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations … Click to Continue »

Female lieutenant governor expected to replace Franken

POLITICO

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to appoint his lieutenant governor and close ally, Tina Smith, to Al Franken’s seat, three people familiar with the Democratic governor’s thinking said.

Franken’s support fades as female Democrats seek resignation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken’s support among his fellow Democrats appeared to collapse Wednesday as a group of female Democratic senato…

Franken says no final decision to resign, but Democratic sources expect he will

ABC News

Sen. Al Franken's office is denying reports that he has made a final decision

Franken's support collapses, fellow Dems expect resignation

His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations … Click to Continue »

Franken's support collapses, fellow Dems expect resignation

StarTribune.com

WASHINGTON — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual…

If Franken resigns, what happens next?

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If Sen. Al Franken resigns Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton has the next move in naming his interim replacement.

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