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Now that Sen. Al Franken has announced he will resign in the coming weeks, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is facing a high-pressure decision over appointing a replacement.
The Minnesota senator, who called the latest anonymous accusation "preposterous," is set to speak about his future. It comes after Democratic leaders united Wednesday to tell him it was time to go.
One bill, touching on two issues close to Minnesota's heart — the mining economy and the wild beauty of the North Woods — divided the state's congressional delegation this week.
Also, a new accuser, an Army veteran, told CNN that a 2003 encounter came while posing for a photo with Franken, who was on a USO tour.
Stras declines to spell out views on issues but says he'd be "impartial voice" on federal courts.
The Minnesota Democrat continues his apology tour, then turns to legislation.
Ending an 8-day silence, the senator says he's ashamed by the accusations of groping, but ready to get back to work today.
"Let me say again that I'm sorry," the senator wrote in a statement. He apologized for embraces that "crossed a line."
A once-bright political career now hangs in the balance.
Leeann Tweeden said Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006. Sen. Klobuchar has called for an ethics investigation of Franken.