Dems hedge on Franken seating: Politico

Politico:

Democrats are confident that Al Franken will prevail in the Minnesota Supreme Court appeal, but they’re still hedging a bit on whether a high court victory means Franken could quickly be seated.

There’s no guarantee – even with a state high court win – that Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty will certify Franken as the winner.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) would only say “we’ve said there is a requirement for the governor to sign. I hope Gov. Pawlenty signs” a certification document that declares Franken the victor.

Coleman, who decisively lost his lower court battle in the recount case last week, filed a notice of appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, and the Franken campaign has asked for the court to expedite its decision.

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