Bowdoin Connection to Minnesota Senate Appointment

Tina Smith during her successful 2014 campaign for lieutenant governor of Minnesota.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the appointment of Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the United States Senate.

Smith, who is married to Archie Smith ’77, will take over the seat occupied by fellow Democrat Al Franken, who announced he will resign following accusations of sexual misconduct.

Smith is expected to serve as senator until at least fall 2018, when it’s presumed voters will choose a candidate to fill the remainder of Franken’s term. Read more in The New York Times.

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