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Senate's top Democrat rules out special session on lieutenant governor


December 29, 2017

The Minnesota Senate’s top Democrat shot down Republicans’ plan on Thursday to protect their narrow majority in the chamber, leaving little hope of avoiding a messy fight over who will become Minnesota’s next lieutenant governor and how that will impact control of the Senate.

Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is set to become Gov. Mark Dayton’s second-in-command next week, after current Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in to replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Franken announced his resignation amid several allegations of sexual misconduct.


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