ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 6 (UPI) --
Republican Norm Coleman
scored a 40,000-vote victory over former Vice President Walter Mondale
in a whirlwind race for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat, which followed the death of incumbent Democrat Paul Wellstone
. Mondale conceded Wednesday morning after the vote count showed him trailing by 2 percentage points with nearly 99 percent of the vote counted.
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