Minnesota’s new game: Who wants to be a Senator?

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That’s not just a rhetorical question, either. In the present political environment, both in Minnesota and in Washington, who in their right mind would want Al Franken’s job? Mark Dayton released a statement this morning after Franken announced his intention to resign from the Senate laying out the timetable for his choice for an interim replacement:

NEW: MN Gov. Mark Dayton on Sen. Al Franken’s resignation announcement: “I have not yet decided on my appointment to fill this upcoming vacancy. I expect to make and announce my decision in the next couple of days.” https://t.co/HgnJl4reuN pic.twitter.com/t1dCfQxR2V

— ABC News (@ABC) December 7, 2017

The Star Tribune reports that Dayton has indicated that he will send his lieutenant governor to replace Franken for now. Tina Smith, Dayton’s chief of staff in his first term, is not expected to run for office again, which (as I noted earlier today) might