(CNN) - Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman Tuesday officially conceded defeat in his 2008 reelection bid, hours after the state's high court paved the way for Democrat Al Franken's victory.
"I just had a conversation with Al Franken congratulating him on his victory," Coleman said in a press conference with reporters. "I told him it’s the best job he'll ever have representing Minnesota in the United States Senate.
"The Supreme Court has spoken, I will respect its decision, and abide by its results," Coleman also said.
What, that's it? YOU spent millions of dollars over this nonsense? GO AWAY Coleman you're DONE.
HALLELUJAH. Can you say fillibuster proof majority?
Its about time.
Better late than never. But FAR better never late!
Congratulations, Senator Franken! Now go kick some Party of No behinid!
WOw took you long enough... I dont think anybody should be applauding you Mr Coleman. Your selfishness has left the people of MN without proper representation guaranteed to the state by the constitution.
It's about time!
Good stuff..........How will the GOP react now?
He's good enough, he's smart enough, and doggone it, people like him...
Now that is news. I thought the man would be camped out on the Capitol lawn by now.
This is a good thing. It's good for Minnesota and it's good for the country. Now if South Carolinians could get their act together, we'd be in business.
Another Democratic clown in the senate...
GO LANDSLIDE AL !!!!!
Franken is very smart, a good progressive AND he drives Republicans absolutely NUTS. I love the guy!
How about fighting it all the way U.S. superem court?
He must be broke. hahahahahheheheh Good bye repuke and good riddance! See rethuglicans, this is one reason why your party is evil.
Sen. Norm Coleman – Thank you the Republicans party don't need no more drama.
OK, liberals, its over and Coleman has graciously conceded and Pawlenty will sign the papers. Much the same as Al Gore finally graciously conceded in 2000. The process works. Now the dems have their 60-seat filibuster proof majority. Its all on you now. No excuses. No longer Bush's fault.
It's about time! The good people of MN went TOO long without their second US Senator over this obstructive nonsense. It is finally coming to a conclusion.
Congratulations Senator Franken.
Thank goodness they counted 110% of the votes!
If you're ever feeling down about losing, Norm, just look in the mirror and tell yourself, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"
You'll feel better in no time. ;-)
I want to see Al Franken's birth certificate! What kind of a name is Franken anyway? It sounds Mexican or something. Have a nice day!
Wow! I thought this would never end!
coleman had reached the point where he couldn't win, even if he wins.
Finally, it is about time for this to end. I can't believe that this has gone on this long. I just hope that the governor signs off on this as soon as possible so that there can be a full Senate.
Much ado about nothing.
This is one of the MANY reasons I have left the republican party and i will NEVER return, they are immoral and could care less about ordinary citizens. They are for themselves and the rich only. They say they are pro life yet love guns, war, support the death penalty and hunt. They say they are for small gov yet want to tell you what to do with your body and whom you can and cannot marry. They say they are fiscally responsible yet they have bankrupted and crippled this economy. coleman is just another typical republican. NEVER again!
Great, now we have a funny man representing the people. Frankly, folks we deserve exactly what we are getting !!!