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Marc Elias, a lawyer for Al Franken, said it will be up to Norm Coleman to decide whether to appeal a judicial panel's decision in the U.S. Senate election lawsuit, but said the former Republican senator does not have "much of a case on appeal." Tribune photo by Scott Wente

Franken's lead grows in Senate recount


ST. PAUL -- Norm Coleman took the U.S. Senate election results to court and Al Franken benefited.

Courtroom action in Coleman's election lawsuit ended Tuesday with Franken widening his lead in the unresolved race, now five months overdue, and Coleman's lawyers framing their arguments for a Supreme Court appeal.

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