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THE HILL: Al Franken Resignation Could Upend Minnesota Races. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) poss…

THE HILL: Al Franken Resignation Could Upend Minnesota Races. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) possible resignation on Thursday could set off a scramble among potential candidates to fill his seat while putting both Senate seats in the state up for reelection in 2018. Franken’s Democratic colleagues rapidly pulled support from him on Wednesday, as more than […]
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