(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.
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…
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday his lieutenant governor would take Franken's place
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.
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 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 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...
Franken announced his plan to resign last week amid sexual misconduct accusations.