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Al Franken entitled to Senate seat, Minnesota Supreme Court rules


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Washington, DC--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today:

"I congratulate Senator-elect Al Franken, the next Senator from the state of Minnesota.

"The people of Minnesota will now finally get the brilliant and hardworking new senator they elected in November and the full representation they deserve. After all the votes have been counted and recounted, the Minnesota Supreme Court has made the final determination that Minnesotans have chosen Al Franken to help their state and our country get back on track.

"The Senate looks forward to welcoming Senator-elect Franken as soon as possible. He will play a crucial role as we work to strengthen our economy, ensure all Americans can access and afford quality health care, make our country more energy independent, confirm the President's outstanding nominee to the Supreme Court, and tackle the many other challenges we face.

"I once again encourage Governor Pawlenty to respect the votes of his constituents and the decisions of his state's highest court. He should put politics aside, follow his state's laws and finally sign the certificate that will bring this episode to an end."



thank you mr. Coleman! Sen. Franken is brillant;
and yet so progressive. the whole country
will benifit from this decission.

Al Franken can now get the seat he rightfully won in November. It means Coleman has just run out of ways to fight this. This political maneuvering has become a sideshow to the real work that needs to be done.

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