Al Franken Confirms Senate Seat Handover To Smith In Early JanuaryAl Franken has confirmed that he expects his replacement, Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, to take over his seat in early January.
Who Is Tina Smith, Minnesota's Next Senator?Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's appointment as a U.S. Senator will mark the first time she has ever held a political office in her own right.
For 1st Time, Minnesota Will Send 2 Female Senators To WashingtonSmith will serve in Franken's stead until a special election can be held in November 2018.
Franken Says Smith Will Make An ‘Excellent’ U.S. SenatorAl Franken says Gov. Mark Dayton “couldn’t have made a better choice” in appointing his replacement in the U.S. Senate.
Fischbach Intends To Hold 2 Jobs After Smith Goes To WashingtonThat plan would likely be challenged by Minnesota Democrats, since it puts a Republican a heartbeat away from the governorship.
Al Franken Back At Senate Job Despite Upcoming DepartureAl Franken is the Senate's dead man walking, still doing his day job despite his soon-to-be-gone status.
Franken Gets Support From High-Profile RepublicansNearly 70,000 people have signed a Change.org petition supporting Franken, and urging him to stay in the Senate.
Former Minnesota Governor Says Franken Shouldn’t Resign YetThe wait continues as Governor Mark Dayton decides who should replace U.S. Senator Al Franken. As time presses on, Former Republican Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson is speaking out on Franken’s resignation.
Who Will Dayton Appoint To Replace Franken?The Democrat and former comedian resigned from his post Thursday after a slew of sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.
Accusers Say Franken Not Owning Up To Alleged BehaviorSeveral among the group of eight women who have accused Senator Al Franken of past sexual misconduct are now speaking publicly.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Mulls '18 RunLt. Gov. Tina Smith, Gov. Mark Dayton's preferred appointee to fill Al Franken's Senate seat, is considering also running for the seat next year.
Dayton: Reports He's Chosen Franken's Replacement Are 'Speculative'A slew of different names have been thrown around, namely his female lieutenant governor and fellow democrat Tina Smith.
Pawlenty Says He May Run For Franken's SeatPawlenty says Franken's resignation has forced him and others to think about how to improve the state and nation.
What Franken’s Resignation Means For The ‘#MeToo’ MovementWord of Sen. Al Franken's resignation buzzed through the downtown Minneapolis skyways Thursday.
What Happens Now After Franken's Resignation?Franken's replacement will serve less than a year, until a special election in November 2018. The winner of the special election will serve out the last two years of Franken's term.