Representative Tony Cornish (GOP) of district 23b, and State Senator Dan Schoen (DFL) of district 54 have both resigned among allegations of sexual harassment. The special election date has been set by Governor Dayton to replace the legislators on Monday February 12.
Here's the scoop on the candidates seeking to replace them. Note, we are not affiliated with any campaign:
1) Karla Bigham, Candidate for State Senate District 54
If Karla wins and if there is a special election to replace Sen Fishbach (who must step down to become Lt. Governor per MN Constitution & order of succession) and a Dem wins that special election (probably held in Summer/Fall) WE RE-TAKE THE SENATE AHEAD OF 2020. This is HUGE. GOP is fighting Karla with tons of dark-money attack ads, they know that this election and another looming special election could mean the end of their majority in Senate, and a Dem majority instead. LET'S GIVE IT ALL WE'VE GOT! We are stuck with a GOP Senate until 2020 if we don't win Monday.