The Associated Press called the race for GOP Sen. Norm Coleman. A mandatory recount will occur, however, since the margin is so close. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says the state’s canvassing board will order the recount when it meets in two weeks. He said the manual recount could take a month.
Coleman will hold a media availability at 11 this morning. The wonderful Molly Bloom has volunteered to do The Daily Digest today. I’m going to bed.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org