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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

Senate race long ways from over

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ST. PAUL -- Al Franken entered halftime of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race in the lead, but Norm Coleman is hoping for a come-from-behind victory.

Coleman, whose term as senator ended Saturday, is going to court in his bid to win the drawn-out race and a second term. A statewide recount took two months; Coleman's chief attorney said a legal case could take two more months.

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