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

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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.

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's preferred appointee to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton is being pressured by top Democrats in Washington to appoint more…

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election.

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's preferred appointee to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton is being pressured by top Democrats in…

Tina Smith, guv’s top pick for Franken seat, mulling 2018 run, 2 Dems say

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s top pick to fill U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a…

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington…

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to…

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington…

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington…

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