Coleman beats Franken for Senate

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    Coleman edges Al Franken in Minn. Senate race
    By PATRICK CONDON – 56 minutes ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Norm Coleman outlasted Democrat Al Franken in one of Minnesota's tightest Senate elections ever, squeaking past the former comedian early Wednesday by a margin that appeared certain to trigger a recount.

    With 4,129 of 4,130 precincts reporting, Coleman led Franken by 762 votes out of nearly 2.9 million cast. Coleman had 1,210,790 votes, or 42.03 percent, to Franken's 1,210,028 votes, or 42 percent.

    Dean Barkley of the Independence Party was third with 15 percent, and exit poll data showed him pulling about equally from Coleman and Franken.

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    The Associated Press: Coleman edges Al Franken in Minn. Senate race

    Never cared much for Franken .. and Coleman is a moderate who will probably vote often with democrats.
     
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    Franken was a joke and would have been a complete farce in the hallowed halls of congress...
     
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    well he'd fit in perfectly then, what's the problem?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    He may have been a joke on SNL, but on his radio show he knew what he was talking about.
     
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    I've heard his inane show when scanning the Sirius stations in the past... it was a complete joke... more ignorant blather than even the moron Randi Rhodes
     
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    Mandatory recount, Franken closed the gap, looked like less then 700 votes between the two.
     
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    it ain't over, a state mandatory recount has to be done... is what the article said????
     
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    ACORN's multiple voters may get a big victory then... celebration victory party in the graveyard
     
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    Sorry Buddy. I know you don't like Frankin so here you go.

    Franken, Coleman race heads for recount - Decision ?08 ? Senate

    :lol:
     

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