Coleman said in a C-SPAN interview scheduled to be broadcast Sunday that he would not challenge Steele if he decides to run for a second term. "I am not here to do any battles with our chairman; he is a friend," Coleman said.
In an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the one-term senator who lost to Democrat Al Franken in his 2008 bid for re-election said of Steele, "I don't think he's gotten enough credit for the work he's done bringing the tea party and the Republican Party together."
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