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Reid: Senate prepared to seat Franken

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Democrat Al Franken will be seated in the Senate despite whether Republican Norm Coleman files legal appeals.

Franken and Coleman are in the midst of a legal battle over the Minnesota Senate race, which officials say Franken narrowly won in a recount.

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"We're feeling pretty confident," Reid, D-Nev., was quoted by Politico as saying in regards to Franken's prospects in the ongoing legal battles over the election.

The Washington publication noted that Republicans have threatened to filibuster if Democrats attempt to seat Franken, a comedian turned politician.

"Nothing could unify Republicans better than any attempt to try to seat Al Franken," said Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who leads the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

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