A PAC called the Progressive Change Campaign Committee says it has raised nearly $150,000 by asking people to give $1 each day Republican Norm Coleman doesn't concede the Minnesota Senate race to Democrat Al Franken.
It plans to dole out the money to liberal Democratic challengers in 2010.
Peter True, a volunteer with PCCC, told me the fundraising campaign began in April and that about 5,000 people have contributed.
True said frustrated progressives are convinced that Coleman is prolonging the race to prevent Senate Democrats from achieving a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. They hope that they can provide Republicans a financial incentive to urge Coleman to hang it up.
The Minnesota Supreme Court is currently considering Coleman's appeal of a lower court ruling that found Franken got 312 more votes last November. A decision could come any time.
Al Franken is trying to steal thesenate seat that rightfully belongs to Norm Coleman. Maybe we should have a total recount and not just target areas that favor Al Franken.
I cretainly don't want the Saturday Night Live clown representing me in the Senate.
Joe Pfeiffer it does not matter that you do not want a Saturday Night Live clown representing you in the US Senate (though I take it a Saturday Night Live clowness would have been OK for VP) because in the US the person that the courts determine got the most votes is the rightful winner in elections.
By that criterion Norm Coleman is the rightful....loser!
I had a trout flopping about in the boat the other day and his name was Norm.
It's over Norm, time to get on with the rest of your life, anything else is starting to look just plain silly.
The original recount panel was dominated by GOP officials. Next the appointed three judge election review panel was dominated by two GOP appointees. It is very telling that some Norm supports will not accept the findings of their own party! In some minds the only "correct" outcome is for their guy to win. Anything short of that is deemed fraudulent. Well, I have had enough of that.
It is high time for the MN Supreme Court to announce their findings and get on with sending the winner to Washington. All arguments are in. So how long does it take to state the obvious!?
It is utter nonsense to continue to suggest that Al Franken won the election by having BOTH of these official bodies manipulate their findings. If anything - the process went far beyond routine practice to give Norm Coleman every conceivable chance to pull a rabbit out of his hat and reverse the result.
In the end the vote re-count did not go Norm's way. Apparently Norm will not go away either! Every day delayed is another nail in the coffin of Norm's political aspirations. And it isn't doing the GOP any good either.
It serves no one to continue to suggest that the process was not fair to Norm.
Al will make a great senator if the whinning coleman ever adimits he lost.
Joe T Pfeiffer is a typical crybaby republician. It is a crime that Coleman has kept Al from being seated for what is it, seven months now?
al is stealing the seat ? maybe i am naive but al has a 300 + lead ; doesn't that mean he won ? yeah , you can do recounts and shift the count ; the allegations that the gb II team stole the election twice is widely supported ; electronic voting can be monkeyed with easily ; get over it ; al won
Yes, Al Franken stole the election by having more people vote for him. Democracy is just not fair.
Norm Coleman is an even worse loser than he was a Senator.