DFL, GOP Weigh In

There has been no shortage of political spin coming from the campaigns of Al Franken and Norm Coleman and their national supporters, but today the state political party leaders weighed in on the unresolved U.S. Senate race.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party launched a Web site and a petition urging Coleman to listen to Minnesotans who are fed up with the Senate election legal wrangling. A short video urging the former Republican senator to give up his fight also appears on the Web site.

"The people want a senator, not more litigation," party Chairman Brian Melendez said.

Not to be outdone, the state GOP scheduled a news conference ahead of the DFL’s to announce it had its own petition and wants Minnesotans to support Coleman’s fight in getting more absentee ballots counted.

"The election outcome is far from over," Republican Party Chairman Ron Carey said.