Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Minnesota Senate Race 2009

It's official. Minnesota's extremely tight Senate race between incumbent Norm Coleman (R) and challenger Al Franken (D) will not be decided in 2008. In fact, a winner probably won't be declared before the 111th Congress begins work on January 6, 2009. Al Franken currently holds a lead of 47 votes.

New Hampshire owns the record for the longest and closest Senate election in history. In 1974, John Durkin (D) and the late Louis Wyman (R) battled all the way to the following September of 1975 before a winner was decided by a special election.