ST. PAUL — Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race and should be sent to Washington, a three-judge panel unanimously ruled Monday evening, but Minnesota is at least a few weeks away from having two senators.
U.S. Senate recount: Election lawsuit ST. PAUL — Now it is Al Franken’s turn.
Franken’s campaign starts its case in Norm Coleman’s U.S. Senate election lawsuit today. The Democrat hopes to build on his slim, 225-vote victory and become Minnesota’s next senator.
ST. PAUL – Norm Coleman will go to the courts in hopes of returning to the U.S. Senate.
Coleman announced this afternoon his campaign will contest the results of the statewide recount that gave him 225 fewer votes than Democrat Al Franken.
ST. PAUL — Norm Coleman declared victory the morning after the Nov. 4 election.
Al Franken claimed victory Monday, when a statewide U.S. Senate recount ended.
Judges, however, likely will decide Minnesota’s next senator.
Al Franken's surprisingly easy endorsement for the U.S. Senate 10 days ago at DFL convention in Rochester was not all that surprising to Franken. He won 62 percent of the delegate vote on the first ballot, an achievement that had Minnesota political pundits befuddled.
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