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Seventh woman accuses Al Franken of sexual misconduct
Sen. Al Franken walking through the Capitol
Sen. Al Franken walking through the Capitol. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Sen. Al Franken is being accused by a seventh woman who alleges he tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006 in the studio of his radio show, Politico reports.

Why it matters: Although these instances all allegedly happened before Franken joined the senate, the mounting allegations against him add to the growing problem of high-profile men abusing their power and sexually harassing women. And he joins the numerous sitting lawmakers and candidates who are facing similar allegations.