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Al Franken Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota Democrat, faces a second charge of groping a woman. His staff said that Mr. Franken wouldn't resign. (Associated Press)

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Al Franken and Leeanne Tweeden

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Leeann Tweeden posted this picture of herself, sleeping, with Al Franken.

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Mike McFadden, left, and incumbent Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., meet at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in their final debate before the election for the U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Bridget Bennett)

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Democratic Sen. Al Franken speaks at at a get-out-the-vote rally at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. First lady Michelle Obama joined Franken and Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton at the event. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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Senate challenger Mike McFadden has accused incumbent Al Franken (left) of failing to stop Minnesota from becoming a recruiting ground for extremists. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden speaks at a news conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting McFadden as a corporate raider who put profit over people. But there may be a hitch. Franken himself has a small stake in the parent company of the same brokerage firm, through a mutual fund comprised of stock in businesses with a "socially responsive" reputation. At issue is Mike McFadden's investment banking career at Lazard Middle Market. An examination of Franken's personal investments shows one of his mutual fund includes investments in Lazard, too. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden speaks at a news conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting McFadden as a corporate raider who put profit over people. But there may be a hitch. Franken himself has a small stake in the parent company of the same brokerage firm, through a mutual fund comprised of stock in businesses with a "socially responsive" reputation. At issue is Mike McFadden's investment banking career at Lazard Middle Market. An examination of Franken's personal investments shows one of his mutual fund includes investments in Lazard, too. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden speaks at a news conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting McFadden as a corporate raider who put profit over people. But there may be a hitch. Franken himself has a small stake in the parent company of the same brokerage firm, through a mutual fund comprised of stock in businesses with a "socially responsive" reputation. At issue is Mike McFadden's investment banking career at Lazard Middle Market. An examination of Franken's personal investments shows one of his mutual fund includes investments in Lazard, too. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden speaks at a news conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting McFadden as a corporate raider who put profit over people. But there may be a hitch. Franken himself has a small stake in the parent company of the same brokerage firm, through a mutual fund comprised of stock in businesses with a "socially responsive" reputation. At issue is Mike McFadden's investment banking career at Lazard Middle Market. An examination of Franken's personal investments shows one of his mutual fund includes investments in Lazard, too. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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** FILE ** Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leave the chamber during the vote on restoring jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, legislation that expired late last year, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)