DFL delegates endorsed Al Franken by acclimation after Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer withdrew his name from consideration. Franken reportedly had enough delegate support to win on the 1st ballot. The big question is whether Mike Ciresi gets back in the race and runs in a primary.
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