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Sen. Klobuchar statement on Coleman's concession

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement about today's decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court and Senator Norm Coleman's concession.\

"I congratulate Al Franken on a hard-earned and long-awaited election victory.    I welcome him as my new Senate colleague from Minnesota. 

"I respect Norm Coleman for what I'm sure was a very difficult decision.  He had the right to pursue a legal appeal, but he chose to do the right thing for Minnesota.  Norm was my Senate colleague for two years.  Although on opposite sides of the aisle, we often worked together on issues affecting Minnesota, in particular securing quick federal support for rebuilding the 35W Bridge.  Norm is a dedicated public servant.  As a Senator, he took to heart his duty to represent and serve the people of Minnesota.  I wish him the best. 

"I also thank my staff for their incredible work doing double duty for the past six months.  I am very proud of the work they did during a tough time."

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