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Norm Coleman announces Tuesday that he is taking the U.S. Senate race to court. With him are GOP Reps. Larry Howes of Walker, left, and Marty Seifert of Marshall. (Don Davis, St. Paul Bureau)

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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