Norm Coleman to Joe Miller: Give Up Already

Alaska candidate should realize it's time to quit, former senator says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2010 2:36 AM CST
Joe Miller is behind Lisa Murkowski by about 10,300 votes, including about 8,100 that his campaign has challenged.    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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(Newser) – Norm Coleman knows a thing or two about fighting close elections, and he has a message for Joe Miller: Give up. "I think that race is over. I think the counting’s been done. I’m not sure there’s anything that would change that," the former Minnesota senator and fellow Republican—who lost his seat to Al Franken after a 7-month battle—told C-SPAN in an interview that will air this weekend.

"I think at a certain point in time, you have to have some finality to these things. It should be time to move on," Coleman said. There's not much that you can gain by extending the process." Alaska's GOP has declared Lisa Murkowski the winner, but Miller has filed a lawsuit challenging the result and demanding a recount of write-in ballots. The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it's not going to comment on the race until the results are “official," Politico notes.

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