Al Franken...

misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
Wins Round in Minnesota U.S. Senate Race

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN1339615720090414
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    GO AL!
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I can't believe it took this long to determine who won. I gave up following this story 2 months ago because it was so ridiculous.

    Has anyone been representing the state in the mean time, or has the seat just been empty?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    No one has been doing the job. It's just been sitting empty.

    The race still isn't over. Coleman is expected to challenge it all the way to the US Supreme Court. Maybe by summer he will finally give up the long-dead ghost. It's ALL about 60 seats in the Senate. Coleman knows he has no chance, but the Republicans are the party of obstruction this year.
  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    It may be over by July. Just in time for Congress' summer recess.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's ALL about 60 seats in the Senate. Coleman knows he has no chance, but the Republicans are the party of obstruction this year.

    Yup, they are trying to retain filibuster. If they can do that they don't care if Minnesota doesn't has an actual working senator.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    legends wrote: »
    Has anyone been representing the state in the mean time, or has the seat just been empty?

    Senator Amy Klobuchar's office has been taking up the slack on constituent requests. But, yeah, we're under-represented in D.C.

    A friend of mine works for Klobuchar and says all the staffers' lives have been HELL because of this. They're doing twice the work. [Most of the constituent work is non-partisan.]

    ETA: Maybe the people of Minnesota should sue because we're being under-represented?

    I honestly don't even care anymore, I just want this thing to be over. If it were Al pushing the issue, I would totally be cringing. As it's Norm, I'm just rolling my eyes instead.
  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    I have no doubt Al would act the same way if the rulings had been against him.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • 3cCurly3cCurly Posts: 114Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    Al Franken, what a egotistical moron, It's pretty obvious no one in there right mind would vote for this mindless freak. I'm pretty sure it was fraud voting going on.
  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    3cCurly wrote: »
    Al Franken, what a egotistical moron, It's pretty obvious no one in there right mind would vote for this mindless freak. I'm pretty sure it was fraud voting going on.
    You forget we had Jesse Ventura as governor.

    And IMO, no one in their right might would vote for Norm Coleman. He looks out for Norm and Norm alone.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    3cCurly wrote: »
    Al Franken, what a egotistical moron, It's pretty obvious no one in there right mind would vote for this mindless freak. I'm pretty sure it was fraud voting going on.
    You forget we had Jesse Ventura as governor.



    What the hell goes on up there in Minnesota?!?!? You guys are nuts!
  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    3cCurly wrote: »
    Al Franken, what a egotistical moron, It's pretty obvious no one in there right mind would vote for this mindless freak. I'm pretty sure it was fraud voting going on.
    You forget we had Jesse Ventura as governor.



    What the hell goes on up there in Minnesota?!?!? You guys are nuts!
    Long cold winters, I guess. Or hot humid summers. Maybe the mosquitoes carry crazy.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    It may be over.

    ETA: Coleman conceded. It's done. FINALLY.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Finally, a senator is seated.
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