STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Democrats express election concern
By Don Davis
Minnesota Democrats are getting advice from some of their leaders: Don't push for more spending and higher taxes.
As Gov. Mark Dayton put it the other day, Democrats need to be satisfied ... Posted on 3/3/14 at 3:22 PM
ST. PAUL — Al Franken’s campaign celebrated the election board’s request that a controversial pile of ballots be counted. Norm Coleman’s attorneys sought the state Supreme Court’s swift intervention to avoid a “Florida-style” ballot mishap.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman on Friday demanded election data from county and state officials, while his campaign staff wondered why vote totals continued to change in the days after Tuesday’s election. Of particular interest were changes on Northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range giving more votes to challenger Al Franken
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Star Tribune is endorsing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president but it joins the St. Paul Pioneer Press in supporting the incumbent Republican in Minnesota’s Senate race.
Sen. Norm Coleman voiced support for the $700 billion bailout bill, Al Franken addressed his opposition to the bailout, and Dean Barkley said the more serious matter is balancing the record $455 billion federal budget deficit.
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