Tomorrow, morning ABM will release the results of a statewide poll on the attitudes of Minnesota voters towards the Senate recount.
The poll, which will be released to the media on a conference, will come at an important point in the contest. Yesterday, Republican Jim Tedisco conceded defeat in a very narrow race for Congress in NY-20, leading some to wonder if Norm was paying attention.
Adding to the speculation are two new efforts to rally Democrats and progressives to ask Norm to concede and let Minnesota have two full Senators. NormDollar.com, a project of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America, has a simple concept–"a dollar a day to make Norm go away"–and asks progressives to donate a dollar to help progressives beat Republicans for each day Norm Coleman refuses to concede.
The DSCC also unveiled the "Coleman Obstruction Timeline," which lays out all of the major Senate votes that have past with Minnesota only having half of a Senate delegation. Minnesota’s missed votes on everything from the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act to the National Budget, all because Norm fails to understand that losing by a little is still losing. During this same period, Minnesota’s unemployment rate has continued to rise.
Adding to insult to injury, the DFL announced this week that they were filing an FEC complaint against Norm, asking them to investigate whether he broke the law by using campaign funds for personal legal expenses related to the Kazeminy case.
What does the public think of all this? Do they think it’s time for Norm to give it up?
Check back tomorrow, when we release the results of the poll.
UPDATE: NormDollar.com was featured on Hardball, check it out: