Franken Exit Could Be Game-Changer for Control of Senate

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Following Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement amid sexual misconduct allegations, Republicans and Democrats are hunting for top-tier candidates to run for the Senate seat, NBC News reported. Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up for grabs until 2020, but his resignation will set up a 2018 special election in Minnesota. Franken, Resigning, Slams GOP Response to Misconduct Claims The unexpected opening could be a "total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate," said Republican strategist Alex Conant, a Minnesota native. Conant said former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the dream...

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