January 22nd, 2009
10:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Coleman packs, vows to continue legal fight

 Minnesota's Norm Coleman predicts he'll be back in the U.S. Senate after his legal battle.
Minnesota's Norm Coleman predicts he'll be back in the U.S. Senate after his legal battle.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Norm Coleman began packing his Capitol Hill office Wednesday, but said he has no intention of giving up his legal fight to serve another term in Congress.

Coleman, a Republican from Minnesota, trails Democrat Al Franken by 225 votes. But in an interview with CNN, Coleman claimed Franken's lead was "artificial" and expressed hope that the Minnesota courts will rule in his favor on ballot disputes when a court hearing begins next week.

"I really do have a sense of confidence that this will work itself out the right away," Coleman said.

Franken, the comedian-turned liberal talk show host, was also on Capitol Hill on Wednesday meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, "to discuss the legislative agenda, especially the economic stimulus" plan, a Reid spokesman said.

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  1. Chelsea

    Hey..Norm... put on your big boy pants...act like an adult... and lose with some dignity. You're only making yourself look foolish.

    January 22, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  2. MNgirl

    See ya, Norm! It's time for change!

    January 22, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. Jackson, Seattle

    Just another hypocritical Republican. When he had the lead, he insisted Franken concede for the good of the state. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and Coleman refuses to play by his own rulebook.

    Oh, and Richard, why is it stealing a seat? Are you on the recount board? Do you have first hand knowledge the rest of the country doesn't? Or are you just regurgitating what Faux News tells you to post.

    But hey, the longer the GOP refuses to see the truth, the further they will slide towards oblivion.

    January 22, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. red

    give it up already!!!!!!!!!! for the love of christ.....

    GIVE IT UP

    January 22, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. sammieb51

    So let me get this straight. Because the original vote was less than .01% variance, it automatically triggered a recount by MN law. So Coleman, who was what .0001 ahead to begin with, lost in the recount and he hasn't stopped crying since. And who was it in 2000 when the Dems had the popular vote that obstructed the FL recount? No matter, this was a legal recount and Coleman needs to keep packing and start sending out resumes.

    Did anyone hear the Alberto Gonzalez CAN'T find a job? And one of Bush's cabinet is now VP of marketing for Albercrombie/Finch? What a hoot.

    January 22, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
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