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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Eric Black Leher NewsHour 08 Senate Election MN

Legal Battle Continues Over Minnesota Senate Race Online NewsHour March 11, 2009 PBS

Legal Battle Continues Over Minnesota Senate Race

Online NewsHour PBS
More than 4 months after the election, the Minnesota Senate race between Republican Norm Colman and Democrat Al Franken is still undecided, despite a lengthy recount and trial. Two journalists discuss the race's details and whether a decision may be forthcoming.
Amy Walter
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GWEN IFILL: One hundred and twenty-seven days after the people of Minnesota cast their votes for U.S. Senate, the seat remains empty. Republican Norm Coleman and his Democratic opponent, former comedian Al Franken, each insists he is the winner. After a lengthy recount and a seven-week trial, neither side appears ready to yield.

Why is it taking so long? And what does it mean for the Senate? For that, we're joined by Amy Walter, editor-in-chief of the Hotline, National Journal's political daily, and veteran Minnesota political writer Eric Black, who blogs