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Fischbach Plans Senate Re-run if Removed in Lt. Gov. Shuffle

December 30, 2017 10:43 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Republican state senator poised to become Minnesota's next lieutenant governor says she'd run again for her Senate seat if she's forced out of office.

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Questions surround who will replace Lt. Gov. Tina Smith once she's sworn into the U.S. Senate next week. The constitution says it should be current Senate president Michelle Fischbach, a Republican.

But Fischbach's plan to retain her Senate seat has Democrats promising a lawsuit seeking to force her out of office. That could put control of the Senate up for grabs. Republicans hold a 34-33 majority.

Fischbach told KSTP-TV Thursday she'd run for her Senate seat in a special election if she's removed by court order. She says she'd then resign as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's lieutenant governor.


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