Minnesota’s Senate race is now over. Gov. Pawlenty and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie both signed the election certificate declaring Democrat Al Franken the winner in Minnesota’s long-running U.S. Senate race. Pawlenty signed the document at 6:15. Ritchie signed it about twenty minutes ago. Pawlenty’s spokesman detailed the next step in the process: “The certificate Read more →
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Franken addresses reporters after the MN Supreme Court said he won Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race.
DFL rally planned for Franken on Wednesday
Audio from Coleman’s concession.
Gov. Pawlenty says he’ll sign the election certificate.
In a press conference at 3 p.m. today, Norm Coleman conceded the U.S. Senate race to Al Franken. He said this is a time for Minnesota to come together and the bottom line is the appeals and ballot counts are now history. The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken, he said, and it’s time to Read more →
The DFL released this statement on the MN Supreme Court ruling declaring Al Franken the winner of the U.S. Senate race: “We offer our heartfelt congratulations once again to Senator-elect Franken, his wife Franni and their family. Throughout this long process, Minnesotans have seen what kind of senator Al Franken will be: determined, patient, thoughtful Read more →
Since winning the initial recount, Franken has started hiring staff for a Senate office. -CNN There was significant pressure on Mr. Coleman not to appeal to the federal courts. -The Wall Street Journal Further control of the senate would give Barack Obama, the US president, increased power to advance his legislative agenda. -Al Jazeera Minnesota Read more →
MPR to air Franken and Coleman comments live.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released this statement congratulating Al Franken: “I congratulate Senator-elect Al Franken, the next Senator from the state of Minnesota. “The people of Minnesota will now finally get the brilliant and hardworking new senator they elected in November and the full representation they deserve. After all the votes have been Read more →