Franken will resign – GOP scrambles to find candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Republicans are reaching out to former Gov. Tim Pawlenty about running in a race to replace Sen. Al Franken. Franken says he is resigning after accusations by several women of sexual misconduct. That sets up a November 2018 election to serve the final two years of his term. Republicans have also identified former Sen. Norm Coleman as a possible candidate.