(CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee is picking up the tab on former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman's legal bills, to the tune of $750,000, a Republican official confirms to CNN.
Coleman remains locked in a months-long court battle with Democrat Al Franken, after the Election Day result failed to yield a clear winner. In April, a three-judge panel ruled Franken should be declared the winner with a margin of 312 votes, a ruling Coleman is appealing to the state's Supreme Court.
The $750,000 tab is no small check for the NRSC to write, which ended the first quarter of this year with $2.27 million cash on hand and $1 million in debt. But the organization remains firmly behind Coleman, who alone stands between Democrats and their hopes of achieving a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
NRSC Chairman John Cornyn has said Coleman's challenge could go through federal courts and take "years" to resolve. He also threatened "World War III" if Democrats try to seat Franken prematurely.
Repubs really know how to waste a lot of money, don't they?
Did Florida get a revote in 2000?
Maybe the Demoncrat National Senatorial Committee will pay for Hillary's campaign debt.................
This money was DONATED to the republican party by members of the republican party. It cannot be used for healthcare, pay mortgages, etc. If you are a republican and don't like the way the RNC spends its money – here's a solution – DON'T DONATE. Otherwise, you have no basis for complaint.
This is why we need runoff elections! It would have been quicker, less expensive, and certainly making a lot fewer lawyers richer! Coleman is a hypocrite. Before the first recount he was ahead and immediately issued a statement that he doesn't believe courts should get involved. Since the recounts showed him behind he's been at courts the entire time!
Cornyn threatens World War Three if Franken is seated prematurely. I would think that even the right wingnuts are getting tired of Texas Cowboy Diplomacy: First they threaten to secede, then they complain that 95% of the people get a tax cut under Obama, and now they do not want to seat the winner of the Minnesota Senate Race.
There must be something in the water that makes Texas politicians stupid.
Lia, I gather you're a Republican. You sure you really want that revote now with Coleman's scandals and "me-first" attitude hitting the news?
Be careful what you wish for....
$750K is a drop in the bucket compared to the spending the Dems have proposed over the next 10 years – spending that we are all (not just those evil rich people) are going to pay for big time. Let hope for a continuation of the battle to maintain at least a semblance of checks and balances inside the Beltway – the cost of a one-party system will be truly enormous of Reid and Pelosi go completely unchecked.