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Norm Coleman, with his wife Laurie, announces on Tuesday that he ordered his lawyers to challenge Al Franken's U.S. Senate victory in court. Franken ended a statewide recount with a 225-vote lead. Staff photo by Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Coleman challenges recount in court

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ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman will go to the courts in hopes of returning to the U.S. Senate.

Coleman announced this afternoon his campaign will contest the results of the statewide recount that gave him 225 fewer votes than Democrat Al Franken.


"As of today not every valid vote has been counted and some have been counted twice," Coleman said as he was surrounded by dozens of supporters in a packed room across the street from the Capitol building.

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