WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rumor has it that Republican Norm Coleman is not likely to pursue a federal fight against Democratic challenger Al Franken if he loses his case before the State Supreme court, according to unnamed sources in a Roll Call article.
“Sources close to Coleman say the former senator would likely give up his legal battle and accept defeat if the Minnesota Supreme Court decides in Franken’s favor. That’s because Coleman anticipates that Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) would ultimately sign Franken’s certification papers,” Roll Call reports.
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“Still, sources say Coleman, who is vying for a second term, does not have the same appetite to pursue his case in federal court as he did for his state court battle.”
“‘He will be done’ if he loses at the state Supreme Court, one Republican predicted.”