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Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Smith for Franken seat

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Sen. Al Franken, facing accusations of sexual harassment, said last week that he would resign "in the coming weeks." Smith would be up for election in November 2018, along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

Reuters / Politics

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator by the state's governor on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.

Al Franken’s Senate Replacement Is Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith

Bloomberg

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said he will appoint Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Democrat Al Franken when he formally resigns amid sexual harassment allegations. Smith is "extremely intelligent, quick to…

Who is Sen. Al Franken's replacement, Tina Smith?

CBS News

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday his lieutenant governor would take Franken's place

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith appointed to Franken's Senate seat

NBC News / News

Tina Smith will fill the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who announced his resignation last week amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Al Franken’s Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat

The appointment of Ms. Smith, Minnesota’s lieutenant governor, followed weeks of debate over Senator Al Franken’s fate. The seat will be up for grabs in 2018.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election.

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken, run for seat in 2018

The Hill

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) on Wednesday named Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D) to fill Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) soon-to-be vacated Senate seat.Smith said she intends to run in November 2018 to complete the remaining...

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will succeed resigning Sen. Al Franken

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Franken announced his plan to resign last week amid sexual misconduct accusations.

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