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time to say goodbye

Al Franken will leave the Senate on Jan. 2

Al Franken's last day in the Senate will be Jan. 2, his spokesman announced Wednesday.

The Minnesota Democrat announced his resignation in early December, after multiple women accused him of making unwanted sexual advances and several of his fellow Democrats called on him to step down. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been tapped by Gov. Mark Dayton to replace Franken, and she will be sworn in on Jan. 3.