Al Franken might run for office again

Mar 2012
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Wonder if he will run for something else since I believe the senate seats are filled in MN.

Former Democratic Senator Al Franken said he is leaving the door open to running for office again.

I miss the whole job. I loved that job. I loved the job as senator,” Franken, who officially resigned from Congress in January after facing allegations he inappropriately touched multiple women, told a Minnesota CBS station in an interview on Monday.

Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY has received the brunt of the blame for what happened, with many of her detractors saying the reason she came out against Franken was that she’s an “opportunist” who was positioning herself for a presidential run in 2020. Some Democratic Party donors have been reconsidering whether they would support her in a primary.

Most prominently, Gillibrand has attracted the ire of billionaire George Soros, who has long funded Democratic candidates and causes. Soros recently said he wasn’t sure whom he was supporting for 2020, but that it absolutely wouldn’t be Gillibrand. He accused her of going after Franken, “whom I admire,” to “improve her chances” for president.



https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/al-franken-ruled-running-office/story?id=56966504
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kirsten-gillibrand-al-franken-2020_us_5b58994ae4b0b15aba945e79
 
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HayJenn

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Jul 2014
70,284
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CA
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Wonder if he will run for something else since I believe the senate seats are filled in MN.

Former Democratic Senator Al Franken said he is leaving the door open to running for office again.

I miss the whole job. I loved that job. I loved the job as senator,” Franken, who officially resigned from Congress in January after facing allegations he inappropriately touched multiple women, told a Minnesota CBS station in an interview on Monday.

Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY has received the brunt of the blame for what happened, with many of her detractors saying the reason she came out against Franken was that she’s an “opportunist” who was positioning herself for a presidential run in 2020. Some Democratic Party donors have been reconsidering whether they would support her in a primary.

Most prominently, Gillibrand has attracted the ire of billionaire George Soros, who has long funded Democratic candidates and causes. Soros recently said he wasn’t sure whom he was supporting for 2020, but that it absolutely wouldn’t be Gillibrand. He accused her of going after Franken, “whom I admire,” to “improve her chances” for president.



https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/al-franken-ruled-running-office/story?id=56966504
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kirsten-gillibrand-al-franken-2020_us_5b58994ae4b0b15aba945e79
Yeah, not a fan of hers at all.

I hope he does run again - by all accounts people in MI thought he as a very good senator.
 
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