Al Franken secures Senate seat after court win
Democrat Al Franken will be joining the U.S. Senate after winning a court case that prompted a concession from Republican Norm Coleman.

Franken will be the 60th Democrat in the chamber. The party now has a filibuster-proof majority.

Franken campaigned several times on reservations in Minnesota. Coleman was forced to defend his record on Indian issues, though he was unable to cite many legislative achievements.

Get the Story:
State Supreme Court rules for Franken; Coleman won't appeal (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 6/30)
Coleman Concedes to Franken in MN Senate Race (The Washington Post 6/30)

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