Far-left Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison is reportedly one of the frontrunners to replace disgraced Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota, who announced his resignation Thursday after several women accused him of sexual harassment.

A senior Minnesota Democrat close to the governor of the state, Mark Dayton (who is in charge of appointing Franken's replacement until a November 2018 election), told CNN that Ellison, Democratic Rep. Tim Walz, and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith are among the leading contenders to take Franken's seat.

Ellison appears to be the clear favorite to replace Franken amongst the progressive, Islamist-appeasing wing of the Democratic Party.

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