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Norm Coleman

Norm ColemanNorm Coleman

Latest statement about running for governor: “No, I’m still waiting to hear from the Supreme Court (Minnesota). Remember I just gave a speech about being focused. I’m a very focused guy. And the focus is on keeping my senate seat.” — MPR, June 4, 2009

“But Republicans and analysts say that Coleman wouldn’t be the automatic front-runner for the Republicans’ gubernatorial nomination — and sources close to Coleman say he isn’t even thinking about it. Instead, they say, he’s still seriously considering the idea of pursuing his legal challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court if the Minnesota Supreme Court rules against him.” — Politico, June, 9, 2009

Party: Republican

Current government position: None. (Coleman was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 and his term expired earlier this year. He is now in an election recount dispute with Democrat Al Franken over the Senate seat.)

Occupation: Attorney, consultant to the Republican Jewish Coalition

Birth date: Aug. 17, 1949

Home: St. Paul

B.A. Hoftsra University, J.D. University of Iowa Law School

Website: Campaign website and Facebook


Political experience: Mayor of St. Paul (1994-2002), U.S. senator (2003-2009)

Background articles:

Biographical information and voting record complited by Washington Post

Wikepedia profile

“Norm’s conquest”

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