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Coleman Recount

Norm Coleman Ready To Give Up Fight, Allies Say

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn on Wednesday suggested that former Sen. Norm Coleman's long fight was almost over, sayin...

Sam Stein

Cornyn Lowers Expectations For Coleman Recount Appeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn seems to be softening his expectations for Norm Coleman's effort to appeal the Senate el...

Tim Pawlenty Will "Fight Like Hell" For Coleman: Minnesota Republicans

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican activists remain confident that Minnesota's Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty will help Norm Coleman continue his fight to be declared the winne...

Sam Stein

Coleman Appeals Election To State Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As expected, Norm Coleman formally appealed the results of the Minnesota recount election to the state's Supreme Court on Monday, adding another stage...

Sam Stein

GOP Strategist: Coleman Risking Long-Term Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman is risking long-term damage to his reputation and any chance of running for office down the road if he keeps prolonging the Minnesota rec...

Judge In Coleman-Franken Case Donated To Coleman Campaigns

MyDD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, I took a look at the political leanings of the five Minnesota Supreme Court Justices who will decide Republican Norm Coleman's likely appea...

Sam Stein

Republicans Urging Coleman To Keep Fighting Attacked Gore Over Recount

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate race in Minnesota seems no closer to resolution than it did on election night. With Al Franken clinging to a 225 vote lead and Norm Coleman...

Court Ruling Deals Blow To Norm Coleman

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A three judge state panel convened to review an election contest brought by former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in his race against entertainer Al ...

Bush V. Gore Redux: Republicans Urging Coleman To Go To Supreme Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A state court could rule any day now on Norm Coleman's challenge to Al Franken's 225-vote lead in Minnesota, but the race may be far from over no matt...

More Bad News For Coleman: Ballot Pool Shrinks

Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the end, the pool turned out to be pretty shallow. Republican Norm Coleman had hoped an inspection of hundreds of secrecy envelopes holding reject...

Coleman Signals Support For Do-Over Election

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The talk from the Coleman campaign about how the Minnesota election results are unreliable, and that a do-over election could be an option, has now go...

RNC Puts $250K Into Coleman Recount

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has transferred $250,000 to the Minnesota GOP to help pay legal fees in Norm Coleman's ongoing recount battle agains...

Coleman Needs A Miracle: Politico

Politico | Josh Kraushaar Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three months after Election Day, the Minnesota showdown between Al Franken and Norm Coleman continues, and the ever-changing storyline has now settled...

Coleman: "God Wants Me To Serve"

Smart Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Al Franken remains fairly elusive, Norm Coleman is keeping a high profile these days as his court challenge of the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount...

Coleman Seizes On Newfound Ballots In Recount

Twin Cities | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perry Mason, meet Rachel Smith. Smith, the top elections official in Anoka County, dropped a minor bombshell Thursday in the courtroom where a lawsui...

Coleman Defends New Job: He Needs The Money

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman has a strong interest in convincing voters that he hasn't given up hope of returning for a second Senate term. But as the fight over Minn...

Sam Stein

Coleman Victory: Thousands More Ballots To Be Considered

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Minnesota election court ruled on Tuesday that nearly 4,800 rejected absentee ballots should be reexamined in the process of determining the winne...

Coleman Aiming For A Do-Over Election?

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Coleman team appears to be laying out a continued strategy of casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Minnesota election result by pointing to a fu...

Coleman Witness Admits Ballot Fraud On Stand

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We have seen the best thing that Norm Coleman's legal team has done so far in this election trial -- and it ain't pretty. This afternoon the Coleman ...

Norm Coleman's Own Lawyers Say Lawsuit Will Be "Tedious"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's lawsuit contesting the results of a hand recount in Minnesota begins today, his lawyers are predicting a 'ver...

Norm Coleman Denied Request For Minnesota Ballot Inspection

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A three-judge panel on Friday rejected Republican Norm Coleman's request to investigate alleged vote-counting irregularities t...

Al Franken Asks To Take Seat; State Rejects

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democrat Al Franken was quickly turned down Monday when he asked Minnesota's governor and secretary of state to issue an elect...

Sam Stein

Supreme Court Rules On Minnesota Senate Race: Window Closes On Norm Coleman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what may very well be the death knell for Norm Coleman's time in the U.S. Senate, the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously dismissed on...

Sam Stein

Coleman's Last Hope Rests In Dubious Legal Maneuvers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a day of legal wrangling, Al Franken's Senate campaign is confident the comedian will end the "reconciliation" process of the recount up roughly...

Sam Stein

Coleman Contemplates Losing: I'll Do Something Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Addressing reporters for the first time since the recount election began, Senator Norm Coleman seemed to hint that he is bracing himself for the possi...