06/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

Republican activists remain confident that Minnesota's Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty will help Norm Coleman continue his fight to be declared the winner of the state's deadlocked 2008 Senate race.

Pawlenty "will fight like hell" to delay certifying Democrat Al Franken the winner of the race, should Coleman, a Republican, lose his appeal pending before the state Supreme Court and move to take his case to the federal courts, said Sarah Janecek, a Republican commentator and publisher of the newsletter "Politics in Minnesota."

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