Norman Bertram Coleman, Jr. (born August 17, 1949) is an American attorney and politician. He was a United States senator from Minnesota from 2003 to 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and served in the 108th, 109th, and 110th Congresses. Before becoming a senator, he was mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, from 1994 to 2002. Previously a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Coleman became a Republican in 1996.
Coleman's 2008 US Senate re-election bid, in which he was challenged by Democrat Al Franken and former senator Dean Barkley, was long unresolved. His term ended on January 3, 2009, and after a six-month legal battle in which he lost each decision in the process, the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously declared Franken the election winner by 312 votes (out of over 3 million cast) on June 30, 2009, prompting Coleman to concede.
In April 2011, Coleman joined Hogan Lovells, an international legal practice, as senior government advisor in their Washington D.C. office.
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... Votes % ±% DFL Al Franken 1,212,629 41.991 % -5.35 % Republican Norm Coleman 1,212,317 41.984 % -7.55 % Independence Dean Barkley 437,505 15.153 % +13.15 % Libertarian Charles Aldrich 13,923 0.482 ... Senate Election Party Candidate Votes % ±% Republican Norm Coleman 1,116,697 49.53% +8.25% DFL Walter Mondale 1,067,246 47.34% -2.98% Independence Jim Moore 45,139 ... Election 1997 Party Candidate Votes % ±% Republican Norm Coleman 58.7 DFL Sandy Pappas 40.8 St ...
... Ed Brinkman went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, and Norm Cash went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs ... a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, and Norm Cash added a home run ... Joe Coleman got the win to extend his record to 7-2 ...
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