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Al Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation; announcement tomorrow

Al Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation; announcement tomorrow

Sen. Al Franken, his political career in shambles amid sexual misconduct allegations, lost the support of his Democratic colleagues Wednesday and faced new pressures to resign over what a fellow senator said was a "clear pattern" of abuse.

Franken's support in the Senate crumbled after another woman emerged saying he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006, bringing to seven the number of women accusing him of sexual impropriety. More than a half dozen female Democratic senators and some men called on him to resign.

The Minnesota Democrat scheduled an announcement for Thursday, and while his office didn't specify the topic, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said he expected Franken...

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