Coleman Won't Rule Out Further Minn. Challenges

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2009 4:38 PM CST
Norm Coleman listens as a witness is examined by his attorney during court session.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Norm Coleman expects a decision on the US Senate race in Minnesota within weeks, and hopes “they’ll do the right thing,” but has not decided whether to challenge a decision, Politico reports. “I’m not ruling it in or ruling it out,” he said. Coleman is currently behind Democratic challenger Al Franken by 225 votes in what the incumbent had called “the race that never ends.”

Coleman met with Republican leaders today, and has received $10,000 from the GOP Senatorial Committee to help fund his legal initiative in Minnesota. “This process already is Tolstoy-esque,” the senator said of the post-election process. Democrats agreed. “The reason why he’s making such a fuss is that it’s not going his way,” Chuck Schumer said. “The people of Minnesota will be very fair—that’s all.” (Read more Norm Coleman stories.)