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Senate Democrats Say End Is Near for Coleman
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Source: Congressional Quarterly

Feb. 26, 2009 2:53 p.m.
Senate Democrats Say End Is Near for Coleman
By Kathleen Hunter, CQ Staff

Senate Democratic leaders said Thursday that they see a light at the end of the tunnel in the protracted Minnesota Senate race and expressed confidence that Democrat Al Franken would fill the vacant seat in a matter of weeks.

The projections and theyre not locked in are that this should all be finished by the very beginning of April, said New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer , who headed the Senate Democrats campaign efforts during the 2008 cycle.

A three-judge panel in Minnesota is currently refereeing Republican Norm Colemans attempt to have enough ballots counted in his favor to erase a 225-vote margin of victory that a state canvassing board awarded to Franken in January. But Coleman has suffered a series of setbacks in the trial.

Were very confident, Schumer said. We keep gaining.

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  -Senate Democrats Say End Is Near for Coleman kpete  Feb-26-09 02:23 PM   #0 
  - At this rate, Franken will have to start his re-election campaign before he is  tekisui   Feb-26-09 02:25 PM   #1 
  - coleman get out of way for Senator Franken.  bdamomma   Feb-26-09 02:26 PM   #2 
  - So in the USA, the winner of an election can be known in only 4-5 MONTHS?  jtrockville   Feb-26-09 02:27 PM   #3 
  - well, the supremos stop recounts abrubtly when republicans are winning.  unblock   Feb-26-09 02:47 PM   #9 
  - Wasting taxpayer money on ill-begotten fiascos & trying to manipulate elections  pacalo   Feb-26-09 02:32 PM   #4 
  - I don't ever want to hear a conservative bitch about Al Gore in 2000 again  bluestateguy   Feb-26-09 02:35 PM   #5 
  - Coleman should be sued by Franken for lost wages.  shraby   Feb-26-09 02:37 PM   #6 
  - Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I think the US Senate  byeya   Feb-26-09 02:39 PM   #7 
  - Didn't the Repugs say they'd filibuster  lark   Feb-26-09 03:14 PM   #11 
  - Art I Sec 5: "Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections ... of its own Members"  struggle4progress   Feb-26-09 03:29 PM   #13 
     - A great point. I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up many times already.  Stevepol   Feb-26-09 04:19 PM   #14 
  - I hope that light is a freight train on Colman's crooked track bearing down at full speed...nt  ooglymoogly   Feb-26-09 02:42 PM   #8 
  - Coleman's about to be Left Behind?  tanyev   Feb-26-09 03:00 PM   #10 
  - This optimism is encouraging.  Sinistrous   Feb-26-09 03:19 PM   #12 
  - JUST SEAT HIM.  blueclown   Feb-26-09 04:22 PM   #15 
  - Coleman Camp Finally Admits It: The Missing Ballots Existed (TPM)  struggle4progress   Feb-26-09 06:01 PM   #16 
  - No problem for Norm  gratuitous   Feb-26-09 06:14 PM   #18 
  - Suspect Senate ballots may have innocent explanation  struggle4progress   Feb-26-09 06:05 PM   #17 

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