Al Franken's Senate Seat Is Rated As A Tossup

Minnesota is assumed to be blue, but it is closer to purple.

As Minnesota begins to prepare for a special election to fill the Senate seat of the soon-to-be-resigning [Al…

When Franken resigns, the first step in the process will be for Gov. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) to appoint a temporary successor. A permanent replacement will be picked in a special election in November 2018. Dayton has not announced who will replace Franken, but whoever he chooses will have the advantage of incumbency in the special election. However, as Luther Strange (R-Ala.) learned the hard way, appointed incumbents are not assured of victory in special elections.

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