RNC Chair Steele says federal appeal virtually certain if Coleman loses current round

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If former Minnesota Republican Sen. Norm Coleman loses his appeal before the Minnesota Supreme Court, he will be taking his case federal — that is, if RNC Chair Michael Steele has anything to say about it.

The National Journal reports that in an interview, Steele said, “It’s going to the federal courts” if the state Supreme Court doesn’t rule in Coleman’s favor.

When the Journal asked if Coleman should concede if a Democrat is deemed the winner, Steele responded emphatically:

“No, hell no. Whatever the outcome, it’s going to get bumped to the next level. This does not end until there’s a final ruling that speaks to whether or not those votes that have not been counted should be counted. And Norm Coleman will not, will not jump out of this race before that,” Steele told the Journal.

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  1. Submitted by Bill Siegel on 05/12/2009 - 12:21 pm.

    WTF? I’m so glad that this gut who’s not from Minnesota and was not elected to his position is determining what happens to us.

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