Al Franken will meet with Senate Dem. Leaders tomorrow




Al Franken, who is awaiting a recount in his Minnesota Senate race, will be in Washington tomorrow:

Although he doesn’t have a seat, Al Franken will have the floor Tuesday when he meets with Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate.

Franken, who is locked in a mandatory recount of the Nov. 4 balloting with Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, will update Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and others on the recount process, said his spokeswoman, Colleen Murray.

The Senate leaders and the candidate also will talk about upcoming legislation, she said.

“If he should win this election, it would be irresponsible for him not to get ready to take office,” she said. “Minnesota deserves a senator who is ready to take office on Day One.”

Also, tomorrow, Democratic Senators will convene to vote on Joe Lieberman’s future. That same Joe Lieberman aided and abetted the campaign of Franken’s opponent, Norm Coleman. Maybe Lieberman should explain to the Senate Democrats why he was helping Coleman — and whether he still supports the Republican candidate.


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