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Norm Coleman Flashback.

Remember when Norm Coleman was calling on Al Franken to concede the Senate race, citing the cost of a recount to the state’s taxpayers?

Coleman … noted that Franken could opt to waive the recount. "It’s up to him whether such a step is worth the tax dollars it will take to conduct," Coleman said, telling reporters he would "step back" if he were in Franken’s position trailing in the vote…

Coleman also encouraged Franken to handle it the "Minnesota way" by not dragging it out in the courts.

Former Senator Norm Coleman’s many legal strategies are straining the patience of Minnesotans–and Americans–of all political stripes.  Coleman’s ever-changing positions now include calling for what amounts to a "do over," an election which could cost as much as million.

Someone, maybe a mother or a teacher, needs to tell Norm that losing by a little is still losing, and it’s time for him to step aside.  If ,000 for the recount was too much for Norm back in November, how can the former senator justify asking the taxpayers to foot a bill 50 times larger.

Back in January, City Pages wrote an open letter to Norm.  Read the excerpt below and get inspired to write your own letter to Norm and ask him to let Minnesotans have the representation in Congress they deserve–not to mention voted for.

Go now with grace. It’s not the end. As former Gov. Arne Carlson told you: "There is no disgrace in losing."

Yes, there remain avenues available to keep up the fight, but now is not the time. Minnesota is losing half of our say in the Senate. There is no way to procure adequate provisions in federal bills with a single voice. We need two.

So again, with all due respect, we ask you to step aside. You admirably served Minnesota, but now is the time to end your service with dignity.

Exit with honor.


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