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07/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Norm Coleman Raises $140,000 for Progressives -- Time for a Knock-Out Punch?

Ladies and gentleman...Norm Coleman's insistence on being a sore loser has now raised over $140,000 to help progressives defeat Republicans in 2010.

Thanks so much to the many Huffington Post readers who read about and participated in the PCCC and Democracy for America's "Dollar a Day to Make Norm Go Away" campaign ever since Sam Stein reported it on the day it launched.

If this were a boxing match, it appears Norm Coleman is on the ropes:

Roll Call reports that we may now be entering a truly crucial phase in the seemingly never-ending saga of the 2008 Minnesota Senate election -- indeed, it might actually be ending fairly soon, if Norm Coleman doesn't have the heart to keep going.

The MN Supreme Court will rule within a week or two.

This is the moment of truth. Either we lay the pressure on thick now and get Coleman to concede when the ruling comes, or he appeals again -- keeping Al Franken out of the Senate for potentially months more.

It's time for a knock out punch.

Can you help us reach $150,000 by Monday?

On Monday, we'll be taking our message directly to Coleman's DC funders!

Back in Round 6 of the fight, when we were only at $86,000, local Minnesotans made sure Norm Coleman directly got the message that he was hurting Republicans every day he stayed in the race.

To the right is the video of Coleman receiving a big check written out from him to progressives.

Our campaign's generated a ton of national news (NY Times, Politico, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, Huffington Post, etc.) which Coleman's DC funders would have to try hard to miss.

But on Monday, we'll making sure they hear directly just how much they'll be shooting themselves in the foot if they encourage Coleman to keep going.

$150,000 is a nice round number that they'll have to take notice of...can you help us make it there? Help throw the knock-out punch...

A Dollar a Day to Make Norm Go Away