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
In this potpourri column, Doty touches on the Red Plan, how Gale Storm got her start on radio, Al Franken's good news, layoffs at the Pioneer Press and why Minnesota should tax Internet merchants like Amazon.com.
ST. PAUL — Al Franken ascended Tuesday from the ranks of former “Saturday Night Live” comedians to an even more exclusive club, outlasting Republican Norm Coleman in an eight-month recount and courtroom saga to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.
ST. PAUL – If all Minnesota elections officials followed the lead of the state's largest counties – such as St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey – thousands more absentee ballots would have been counted in last November's U.S. Senate election, Norm Coleman's attorney told state Supreme Court justices this morning. Norm Coleman talks to reporters today after the Minnesota Supreme Court heard his appeal. Photo by Don Davis
ST. PAUL -- What could be the final day of Minnesota's U.S. Senate trial is receiving more attention than during seven weeks of testimony, with a crowd packing a courtroom generally used by the state Supreme Court. File photo.
Attorneys for Republican Norm Coleman rested their case Monday in his lawsuit over Minnesota’s U.S. Senate election, saying they were confident they had shown significant problems in a recount that left Democrat Al Franken with a slight lead.
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