Fox News: Gov. Mark Dayton Says He Will Announce Franken Replacement in Next Few Days
SMITH: "The Minnesota governor, Mark Dayton, says he will announce a pick to fill Al Franken's seat in the next couple days. That's according to the minute Alice star tribune newspaper. The report says he will likely tap the Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith. That will keep the seat in democratic hands. State law dictates the governor must appoint a replacement to serve until the 2018 elections. At that point, there is to be a special election. Voters are to pick someone to serve out the final two years of Franken's term. Then in 2020, the seat is up again. This time for a full six-year term."