Thursday, April 02, 2009

Coleman Vows Prompt Appeal Of Senate Case

Republican Norm Coleman says he expects to move fast when appealing his anticipated defeat in a lawsuit over his unsettled Minnesota Senate race. Coleman went on Fox News Radio's "Brian and the Judge" show Wednesday to announce that the race wasn't over.A day earlier a special court limited the number of ballots that could be added to the count and made it tougher for Coleman to catch race leader, Democrat Al Franken. The former senator echoed his lawyers' assessment that the case was bound for the Minnesota Supreme Court. They argue the judges tolerated different standards for accepting absentee ballots. Once the lower court issues its final ruling, the loser has 10 days to appeal. Coleman says he is "going to file quicker than 10 days."