Campaign 2008: U.S. Senate

Republican Norm Coleman's campaign is expected to go to court today to contest the Senate election. The move comes a day after Democrat Al Franken declared victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount, and on the day the Senate convenes in Washington. (01/06/2009)
If Norm Coleman ends up contesting the outcome of the Senate election, his legal strategy could focus on a number of issues that have come up during the recount. (01/05/2009)
Minnesota's Senate recount played out on three fronts Friday: local officials readied unopened absentee ballots for counting this weekend, the state's highest court kept a legal door open for Sen. Norm Coleman, and a top Republican in Washington hinted at a Capitol battle ahead. (01/02/2009)
Republican Senator Norm Coleman's campaign is once again asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to intervene in the counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots. (12/31/2008)
Elections officials around the state are holding meetings to identify and count over 1,300 wrongly rejected absentee ballots in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Norm Coleman and challenger Al Franken. (Midday, 12/30/2008)
The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied a motion by Republican Senator Norm Coleman's campaign calling for an investigation into whether double counting occurred in the U.S. Senate recount. Also today, justices extended the deadline to count any wrongly-rejected absentee ballots. (12/24/2008)
The winner of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race will not be known until early next year, and may not even be seated when the U.S. Senate convenes on Jan. 6. (12/24/2008)
Democrat Al Franken now leads Republican Norm Coleman by an unofficial 47 votes in the U.S. Senate recount. (12/22/2008)
By law, Gov. Tim Pawlenty could appoint someone to fill that seat, but the U.S. Senate might not go along with that. (12/22/2008)
Now it's on to Norm Coleman's challenges. This morning the State Canvassing Board will begin examining the disputed ballots put forward by the Republican incumbent. That comes after the board spent a day and a half processing most of the challenges put forward by Democrat Al Franken. (12/18/2008)
Sen. Norm Coleman has hired an attorney in connection with allegations that a wealthy friend tried to steer $75,000 to the senator. (12/16/2008)
Chunks at a time, the mountain of challenged Minnesota Senate ballots is getting smaller. (12/11/2008)
The recount operations of Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are flush with millions of dollars in cash. Federal Election Commission reports for fundraising through late last month came due yesterday. (12/04/2008)
Long after the election, the two campaigns continue to aggressively raise money, not to pay for TV commercials and lawn signs, but instead to bankroll their recount operations. (12/04/2008)
Democrat Al Franken's campaign is withdrawing some of the ballots it has challenged during Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount. Meanwhile, there were more vote discrepancies today. (12/03/2008)

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