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(CNN) – Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman has not given up the fight for Minnesota’s Senate seat.
Monday Coleman personally attended the first day of the trial where a three judge panel is considering testimony in his post-election challenge.
In a statement also issued Monday, Coleman took issue with several aspects of the recount recently concluded by a state canvassing board which declared Democrat Al Franken the winner in a very tight race against Coleman.
“I will remain actively engaged through the election contest trial, as I have done through every step of these post-election proceedings,” Coleman said in the statement.
“I have great confidence in my legal team and I remain fully confident that if these issues are properly addressed - if no vote is counted twice, if consistent standards are applied, and if no voter is disenfranchised – I will end up where I was on Election Day: in the lead on my way back to the United States Senate.”
–CNN All Platform Journalist Chris Welch contributed to this report.
This dude and his supporters plain suck. I piss on them all b/c I know I am a better american and human being than all of them together. Whiney azz cry babies one and all.
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From a letter written by Norm Coleman in 1993 to city convention delegates, as he ran for mayor of St. Paul:
"I am a lifelong Democrat. Some accuse me of being the fiscal conservative in this race — I plead guilty! I'm not afraid to be tight with your tax dollars.
Yet, my fiscal conservatism does not mean I am any less progressive in my Democratic ideals. From Bobby Kennedy to George McGovern to Warren Spannaus to Hubert Humphrey to Walter Mondale — my commitment to the great values of our party has remained solid."
( Colemena apparently omitted the following ... " UNLESS I think the expedient way to get myself elected is to switch parties - that is, unless the party I switch to finds itself on the ropes, then I'm going to bleat like a speared sheep if I don't get my way...")
Go home, Coleman.