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Minnesota court rules Democrat Al Franken won Senate seat
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(COURT, DEMOCRAT, FRANKEN, REPUBLICAN, COLEMAN, DECISION)


MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of a tight U.S. Senate race over Republican Norm Coleman, which should give Democrats the 60-seat majority they need to overcome procedural obstacles and push through their agenda. Coleman has said in published reports he is unlikely to appeal the state court`s decision to the federal courts. Under state law, the court`s decision gives Franken the right to occupy the seat, which has been up for grabs since last November`s election. Minnesota Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty has said he will c... read more

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