To celebrate the first anniversary of the Minnesota Supreme Court's decision that Al Franken won the 2008 Senate race, Franken attorney David Lillehaug said he will cast his absentee ballot in the 2010 race today.
Franken on June 30, 2009/Source: Star Tribune file
David Lillehaug, attorney for Al Franken, stands before a projection of the rules on absentee ballots during the Senate election trial on Feb. 4, 2009/Source: AP
Lillehaug, who spent months on end focusing on the 2009 absentee ballots around which the Senate contest rotated, said he would study his absentee ballot materials quite closely. Those materials were revamped in the wake of the Franken-Coleman race.
But, he said, he won't examine those materials quite as closely as he did the 2009 ballots.
"No one could," he said.
Franken, now Sen. Franken, is spending the day in the U.S. Senate judiciary committee at the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Cout nominee Elena Kagan.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.
Chelsea Clinton made her first campaign stop in Minnesota Wednesday, visiting House DFL Leader Paul Thissen's south Minneapolis home with Gov. Mark Dayton to build support for her mother's presidential bid ahead of the March 1 caucuses.