The U.S. senator from Minnesota stepped down after admitting sexual harassment.
Minnesota's ascendant senator, who will be sworn in Wednesday, also begins her campaign.
It will be the first time in 54 years that Minnesota has had a governor and lieutenant governor from different political parties.
Senator makes valedictory speech as one poll shows he's still popular.
Invoking Paul Wellstone, he said politics is about improving people's lives.
Senator-designate Tina Smith, appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton, will be sworn in the next day.
Tina Smith hasn't had a chance to take over Al Franken's Senate seat yet, but she already has a GOP challenger. State Sen. Karin Housley announced she's running.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith’s political connections and savvy quickly united Minnesota’s ideologically and geographically diverse DFL Party behind her as Al Franken’s replacement in the…
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will have the help of some experienced staff members when she takes over U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s seat next month. Smith,…
Twitter is thrilled by Minnesota's soon-to-be U.S. senator. Why? Three words: Tina and Amy.
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 next November.
Long known as a "velvet hammer" behind the scenes, she must craft her own public persona as Minnesota's next senator.
GOP Sen. Michelle Fischbach says she'll keep seat in Senate; Dayton administration disagrees.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will not run in Minnesota’s special U.S. Senate election in 2018, he said in a statement. Ellison, a Democrat, earlier had…
The senator's exit doubles the national stakes for the 2018 election in Minnesota.
Now that Sen. Al Franken has announced he will resign in the coming weeks, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is facing a high-pressure decision over appointing a replacement.
Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson said he is "deeply troubled by the resignation of Al Franken and the complete absence of anything resembling due process."
Minnesota's DFL governor said Friday that he'll name a replacement for Sen. Al Franken "in a couple days," but he wouldn't say who it might be.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Al Franken’s decision to quit the U.S. Senate leaves Minnesota suddenly without its most high-profile politician, a feisty Democratic brawler who…
Moments after Al Franken stood on the U.S. Senate floor and announced his resignation Thursday, a red-eyed staffer answered the senator’s locked St. Paul office…
As Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate, the first one to step forward was his Minnesota colleague.
Franken resignation, expected Thursday, would set off musical chairs in Minnesota politics, queue up epic election cycle in 2018.
Numerous Democratic senators and other political figures on Wednesday called for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken after another woman accused him of sexual misconduct.
It's Pearl Harbor day and now a day that will go down in infamy in Minnesota history, with Sen. Al Franken expected to resign this morning.
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