To use the vernacular, you've changed the rules after the game's been playedMinn. justices mulls senate race outcome Jun 01, 2009
These are the most challenging economic times of my life, and I want to be involved in this discussionColeman, Franken trapped in Senate limbo Feb 15, 2009
If you feel that tactically you cannot join this effortColeman reaches out to Franken Jan 24, 2009
It's going to be like a trial, although it's a unique type of proceedingTrial scheduled in Minn. Senate fight Jan 16, 2009
We're talking about enfranchising people and bringing in ballots that were wrongly excludedMinnesota recount ends 2008, starts 2009 Dec 31, 2008
Norman Bertram "Norm" Coleman, Jr. (born August 17, 1949), is an American attorney and politician. He was a United States senator from Minnesota from 2003 to 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and served in the 108th, 109th, and 110th Congresses. Before becoming a senator, he was mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, from 1994 to 2002. Previously a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Coleman became a Republican in 1996.
Coleman's 2008 US Senate re-election bid, in which he was challenged by Democrat Al Franken and former senator Dean Barkley, was long unresolved. His term ended on January 3, 2009, and after a six-month legal battle in which he lost each of his contests, the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously declared Franken the election winner by 312 votes (out of over 3 million cast) on June 30, 2009, prompting Coleman to concede.
Coleman now works as an adviser to the Republican Jewish Coalition.