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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Fill Al Franken's Senate Seat

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Fill Al Franken's Senate Seat
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced the decision Wednesday. Smith's appointed term will last until January 2019.
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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been tapped to fill Al Franken's seat in the Senate.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced the decision Wednesday. Smith's appointed term will last until Jan. 2019. 

But she plans to run in a 2018 special election to serve the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in January 2021.

Franken announced his resignation from the Senate last week after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct, including groping and forced kissing.