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Former Senator Al Franken hints he may run for office again

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In an interview with a local Minnesota television station, former Democratic Senator Al Franken said he is not ruling out making another run for office after stepping down in 2017.

Franken voluntarily resigned in December of 2017 after being accused of sexual misconduct.

Speaking briefly with WCCO, Franken – a fierce critic of the Trump administration — admitted that he misses his old job and is considering a return to politics.

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The former senator made a public appearance at a dedication for the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, where he was asked about his time in office as a senator, with Franken growing wistful while describing his years in the Senate.

“It was very gratifying. I put my heart in the job,” Franken explained. “I miss the whole job. I loved that job, I loved the job as Senator. It was very meaningful for me and bittersweet, I would like to still be there.”

Asked about a return to the public square, Franken didn’t rule it out.

“Well, see, if I say anything there you will put it in the story. I don’t know. I haven’t ruled it out, and I haven’t ruled it in,” he admitted.

When stepping down, Franken stated: “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice. But Minnesotans deserve a senator who can focus with all her energy on addressing the challenges they face every day.”

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