The Hill is reporting that GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is working to head the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the next election cycle:
Coleman’s vigorous behind-the-scenes maneuvering has raised eyebrows because he is in the midst of a close reelection race against Democratic challenger Al Franken.
A spokesman for Coleman said the senator is concentrating on his reelection campaign.
“Although many of the senator’s colleagues have approached him about a leadership position, he is solely focused on addressing the needs of Minnesotans, and reaching out to Minnesotans and asking for their support to represent them again for another term in the United States Senate,” said LeRoy Coleman.