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6 years ago

Al Franken might run for office again

Al Franken says has not ruled out running again for office.
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Senator Al Franken watches Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, March 21, 2017, in Washington.
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Al Franken's replacement in the Senate said she wishes 'ethics process' for him had run its course

Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota became one of 22 women now in the U.S. Senate.
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Sen. Tina Smith (Minn.) on "The View," March 16, 2018.
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Al Franken marks last day as US senator after sexual misconduct accusations

Al Franken will be serving his last day as a U.S. senator.
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Senator Al Franken during a speech on Dec. 28, 2017, in Minneapolis. He'll officially step down on Jan. 2, 2018.
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VIDEO: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
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VIDEO: Growing list of senators call on Al Franken to resign in wake of sexual misconduct scandal
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Al Franken accusers respond to his resignation announcement: 'I expected him to come and share the truth'

Lindsay Menz and Leeann Tweeden are two of eight women to publicly speak out.
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks on the Senate floor of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 7, 2017.  Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star.
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VIDEO: Sen. Al Franken to resign from Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations
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Sen. Al Franken says he'll resign from Senate 'in the coming weeks' amid sexual harassment allegations

A chorus of Franken's colleagues called for his resignation Wednesday.
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Senator Al Franken addresses the Senate, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington, DC.
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VIDEO:  Women speak out after Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement
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Who may be on the shortlist to replace Al Franken in the Senate

Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, will appoint an interim senator.
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Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Nov. 29, 2017, in Washington.
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ANALYSIS: In Franken's withdrawal, a challenge to Republicans

Sen. Al Franken is leaving Congress. But he’s not going quietly.
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Senator Al Franken addresses the Senate, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington, DC.
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"Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate," said Senator Al Franken, D-Minn.
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Franken says no final decision to resign, but Democratic sources expect he will

Sen. Al Franken's office is denying reports that he has made a final decision
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 12, 2017.
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VIDEO: At least 38 senators call on Al Franken to resign
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Sen. Al Franken's accusers and their allegations against him

Eight women have made claims of inappropriate behavior, including groping.
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Senator Al Franken walks out to make a statement regarding alleged sexual misconduct, before members of the media outside his office on Capitol Hill, Nov.27, 2017.
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Franken to make announcement Thursday as chorus grows for his resignation

Franken is accused by multiple women of groping and forcibly kissing them.
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Sen. Al Franken speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.
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VIDEO: Multiple female Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
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VIDEO: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in the wake of allegations that he groped multiple women.
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VIDEO: Sen. Franken, D-Minn., said, "I've been trying to take responsibility by apologizing."
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Sen. Al Franken questions Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill in Washington,Jan. 10, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Sessions.
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VIDEO: Sen. Franken says he's 'embarassed' by groping claims, needs to 'rebuild' trust
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Sen. Franken is 'ashamed' of Tweeden photo, says 'she didn’t have any ability to consent'

"I've let a lot of people down," the senator told reporters.
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Sen. Al Franken speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.
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VIDEO: Franken gives interview for first time since allegations surfaced
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2nd Al Franken accuser Lindsay Menz on why she went public with her story

A woman says Sen. Al Franken groped her while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
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Lindsay Menz speaks to ABC News' Tom Llamas.
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VIDEO: Sen. Al Franken accuser speaks out about groping allegation
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VIDEO: 2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of groping
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VIDEO: 2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching
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Renewed discussion on combatting sexual harassment
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VIDEO: White House reacts to Franken and Moore scandals
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VIDEO: Trump blasts Sen. Al Franken
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Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she 'stayed quiet, but I was angry'

Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006.
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. questions Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 10, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Sessions | Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden discusses her allegations of sexual harassment by Al Franken during a 2006 overseas USO tour, before he became a U.S. senator from Minnesota, at ABC7 studios in Glendale, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017.
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VIDEO: A female radio host claims Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., made a lewd gesture while she was sleeping aboard a military plane on her way home from a USO tour several years ago.
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VIDEO: Sen. Al Franken apologizes for questionable behavior
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VIDEO: Trump breaks silence on Al Franken, but White House quiet on Roy Moore
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VIDEO: Radio anchor speaks out on accusing Al Franken of sexual misconduct
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VIDEO: Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo
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VIDEO: Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read an apology letter written to her by Sen. Al Franken.
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Who is Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden?

She has been in the public eye for some time.
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In this still image taken from video provided by KABC-TV, Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden discusses her allegations of sexual harassment by Al Franken during a 2006 overseas USO tour, before he became a U.S. senator from Minnesota, at ABC7 studios in Glendale, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017. Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation. He is the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior. Franken has apologized, and Tweeden said she accepted his apology.
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Sen. Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo

The accusations stem from a 2006 USO trip to Afghanistan.
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Al Franken and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit on Camp Arifjan, in Kuwait on Dec. 15, 2006 in front of more than 2,000 service-members during the USO Sergeant Major of the Army's 2006 Hope and Freedom Tour.
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Capitol Hill reacts to the Al Franken allegations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for an ethics investigation.
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In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington.
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Sen. Franken asks for ethics investigation, writes long apology after sexual misconduct accusation

"I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture," Franken said.
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Sen. Al Franken listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 20, 2017 in Washington.