MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has confirmed that he expects his replacement, Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, to take over his seat in early January.Como Park H.S. Student About To Take Flight As J-ROTC Cadet
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Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday appointed Smith to take his place until a special election next November to complete the final two years of Franken’s term.
A statement from Franken’s office says Smith is expected to be in place in early January. A spokesman says Franken has not set a specific date to step down.
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