WATCH: Dean Barkley Sworn in as U.S. Senator in 2002

December 06, 2017 06:52 PM

There is speculation embattled U.S. Sen. Al Franken will announce his resignation Thursday. Which would mean Gov. Mark Dayton would appoint his successor.

The last time a governor had to fill a vacant Senate seat came in 2002, when Gov. Jesse Ventura appointed Dean Barkley to fill out the term of Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone when Wellstone was killed in a plane crash.

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See his swearing in ceremony from 2002. 

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Frank Rajkowski

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