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Who could replace Franken?

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Should Sen. Al Franken decide to step down, his resignation would set up a gubernatorial appointment and open up a new Senate battleground in 2018.

The Latest: Minnesota gov. hasn't chosen Franken replacement

SFGate / News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):; 12:15 a.m. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn't decided on a replacement for Al Franken.

Franken accuser: Justice to me would be...

MSNBC

Stephanie Kemplin, the fifth woman to accuse Sen. Al Franken of sexual misconduct, said on MSNBC that she doesn’t feel like justice has been served with Franken’s resignation.

The Latest: Minnesota gov. hasn't chosen Franken replacement

The Eagle / News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):

The Latest: Minnesota gov. hasn't chosen Franken replacement

The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Minnesota Republicans are reaching out to former Gov. Tim Pawlenty … Click to Continue »

Franken's resignation triggers a rush to replace him

The Eagle / News

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday that he will resign triggers a mad-dash special election in 2018 to finish the Minnesota Democrat's term, with former Gov. Tim Pawlenty seen as a top possibility for…

Franken's resignation triggers a rush to replace him

SFGate / News

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday that he will resign triggers a mad-dash special election in 2018 to finish the Minnesota Democrat's term, with former Gov. Tim Pawlenty seen as a top possibility for…

Al Franken announces resignation

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he'll resign in the coming weeks. He's repeatedly apologized as several women accused him of sexually inappropriate behaviour, and as his support from fellow Democrats evaporated.

The Latest: Minnesota gov. hasn't chosen Franken replacement

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):; 12:35 p.m. Minnesota Republicans are reaching out to former Gov. Tim Pawlenty about running in a race to replace…

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Dec 9

Dayton not ready to talk about Franken seat; Smith mulls run

Minnesota’s DFL governor said Friday that he’ll name a replacement for Sen. Al Franken "in a couple days," but he wouldn't say who it might be.

Dec 8

In Franken’s fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s resignation amid sexual harassment allegations has Democrats at home scrambling to find a…

Dec 8

Franken begins Senate exit; debate builds over successor

In announcing he will resign in the coming weeks after allegations of misconduct and loss of support among fellow Democrats, Sen. Al Franken said Thursday that nothing he has done as senator has brought dishonor on the institution. Franken…

Dec 7

Franken accuser: Justice to me would be...

MSNBC open event

Stephanie Kemplin, the fifth woman to accuse Sen. Al Franken of sexual misconduct, said on MSNBC that she doesn’t feel like justice has been served with Franken’s resignation.

Dec 7

The Latest: Minnesota gov. hasn't chosen Franken replacement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):; 12:15 a.m. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn't decided on a replacement for Al Franken.

Dec 7

Who could replace Franken?

CNN / U.S. open event

Should Sen. Al Franken decide to step down, his resignation would set up a gubernatorial appointment and open up a new Senate battleground in 2018.

Dec 7

Battenfeld: Franken flap gives gop an inch vs. Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s long silence on her disgraced liberal colleague Al Franken is giving her opponents fresh ammunition and raises questions about her political judgment.

Dec 7

Source says Sen. Al Franken plans to resign; he says not so fast

The Minnesota senator called the latest anonymous accusation “preposterous” but says he’ll make an announcement on Thursday. It comes after a large group of senators called on him to step down.

Dec 6

Franken to make announcement Thursday amid calls for him to step down

The Hill open event

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will make an announcement on Thursday as he faces growing calls from his colleagues to step aside over sexual misconduct allegations.Franken's office, in a note to reporters, said he "will...

Dec 3

In Franken-friendly county, a range of views about his future

DFL stronghold of Carlton County shares a wary forgiveness and condemnation for the shamed Minnesota senator.

Nov 30

Al Franken 'Greatest Groper' billboard by artist Sabo stuns L.A. commuters

Los Angeles commuters on their way to work Thursday morning were greeting with an unexpected surprise: a giant billboard altered to draw attention to Sen. Al Franken's sex scandal.

Nov 27

'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

Reuters open event

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or…

Nov 26

'Ashamed' Franken says he'll return to work on Monday

Breaking an eight-day silence, the Minnesota senator tells the Star Tribune that he needs to regain trust of those he’s let down.

Nov 24

Al Franken denies grabbing Kathie Lee's rear end to Stern in 1999

Sen. Al Franken was questioned about his behavior 18 years ago — by shock jock Howard Stern.

Nov 17

Democratic candidate’s bizarre post-Franken humblebrag: I’ve bedded over 50 hotties!

New York Post open event

An Ohio judge who’s running for governor bragged about bedding 50 “very attractive” women in a bizarre response to Sen. Al Franken’s sexual assault scandal. “Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe…