Senate race 100% counted: Coleman up; recount coming

  • Article by: PATRICIA LOPEZ and KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: November 5, 2008 - 5:17 PM

Challenger Al Franken said this morning he would exercise his right to a recount. That could delay the final result until December, a state official said today.

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hemillerNov. 4, 08 8:14 PM

If the local media had done even a moderately ethical job reporting on the serious allegations against Coleman in the Texas lawsuit; Minnesota would not be in danger of sending a crook back to the Senate. Our local media should be ashamed. I hope Mr. Franken can win if only for the selfish reason of saving Minnesota some more embarrassment.

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redspizzaboyNov. 4, 08 8:33 PM

Since they are ALLEGATIONS, which according to Webster's Dictionary means "an assertion unsupported and by implication regarded as unsupportable", how can you call him a crook? Simply accusing somebody doesn't make them guilty. Just because you do not like him, don't assume that he is "a crook". At least he paid his taxes on time, doesn't write porn for a living, and didn't move back here simply to get elected.

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cayennedanNov. 4, 08 8:50 PM

The allegations are such an obvious plant that you should water it. They really must think we are stupid.

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greene1Nov. 4, 08 9:39 PM

If Al Franken wins, it will be a tremendous embarassment to our state. If he were a Republican (and i am not) the liberal wing of the DFL would have made him out to be monster based on his writings about women. But, since he is one of theirs, a mild discomfort is all that is shown. If Franken does pull this out, within two years he will have said so many outrageous things that there will be a recall effort and you will be hard-pressed to find anyone who will admit to voting for him.

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atoonceNov. 4, 08 9:42 PM

It's not a wild claim made at a campaign rally or on a TV ad. It's not even a claim made in a liberal newspaper. It's a lawsuit about two businesspersons, which also happens to involve funneling contributions under the table to Senator Norm Coleman.

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direwolf1971Nov. 4, 08 9:48 PM

All under penalty of perjury and filed by a major law firm in Houston. There is documentary evidence that Deep Marine paid money to hays Company for what the (Republican)CEO of Deep Marine swears was no business purpose. Laurie Coleman has been a licensed insuance agent less than two years, has never been licensed in Texas, and has no background to suggest expertise in offshore construction insurance. (Or even enough maritime knowledge to know which rail to use when you're seasick). What in the world did she DO to generate 100K of billings? Deep Marine HELD 25K of payment. If hays performed services, why are they not dunning or suing?

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wardnjuneNov. 4, 08 9:52 PM

I'm a woman and I'm not even mildly offended by anything Al Franken has written in the past. I always get a kick out of people who say "and I'm not a Republican." B.S. Al Franken represents everything I believe in the Democratic Party and I proudly voted for him today.

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correctmanNov. 4, 0810:03 PM

Thank you Senator Franken

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helterNov. 4, 0810:32 PM

You're still in the minority.

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fleetingdaysNov. 4, 0810:33 PM

NEEDs TO GO ALSO. Another piece of trash. Republican "LIFER". BYe BYE. COLEMAN.

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