Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks to attendees at the North Star Ball in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Lt. Gov. Smith. Dayton was expected to make the appointment Wednesday nearly a week after Franken announced his plan to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks to attendees at the North Star Ball in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Lt. Gov. Smith. Dayton was expected to make the appointment Wednesday nearly a week after Franken announced his plan to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.