2 Recounts of Desperation

In recount news, today we learned a little bit  more of just how desperate the Republicans  in N.Y. and Minn. are to hold onto power.

The Albany Times-Union reports that GOP Congressional candidate Jim Tedisco challenged this absentee ballot of his former Congresswoman, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) as part of the recount of his race with Democrat Scott Murphy. Politico has more color here, including a statement from Gillibrand’s spokesman.

Separately, the campaign of former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) announced it will be appealing a lower court’s ruling that he lost his reelection bid to Democrat Al Franken, leaving Minnesota with only one Senator, Democrat Amy Klobuchar, since Coleman finished his term more than 100 days ago.

As the Associated Press reports, a successful appeal from Coleman is a long shot. Or as an unnamed GOP strategist told The Hill newspaper, “he’s cooked.”

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