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Judge Elizabeth Hayden of Stearns County presides over the start of the second week of the U.S. Senate recount trial Monday in St. Paul. Pool photo by Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press

Millions spent on recount

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ST. PAUL -- Al Franken and Norm Coleman are spending millions in the ongoing U.S. Senate fight.

The campaigns raised more than $3 million and burned through nearly as much in a late-2008 filing period that coincided with the statewide election recount.


That came after the two campaigns spent about $40 million before the election.

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