ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Republican who lost the 2008 U.S. Senate race in Minnesota after a prolonged recount says Alaska’s Senate race is over and GOP candidate Joe Miller should move on.

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman tells C-SPAN there’s not much to be gained by extending the process.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, mounted a write-in bid after losing the primary to tea party favorite Miller. She declared victory after a write-in count showed her with a 10,328-vote lead, a total that includes 8,159 contested ballots. Miller is challenging the outcome in court.

Coleman tells C-SPAN that “you have to have some finality to these things. It should be time to move on.”

C-SPAN provided excerpts of Coleman’s interview ahead of “Newsmakers” airing Sunday.

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Comments (6)
  1. Darlene says:

    Interesting! Why doesn’t he tell Emmer to move on as he is 8700 votes behind Dayton in the MN governors race. Perhaps because Coleman didn’t know how to move on and cost MN to be the laughing stock of the country and now he is advising another state??? Amazing!!!!

  2. Kevin says:

    Oh come on now, there are plenty of other reasons why Minnesota is the laughing stock of the nation. It was not Coleman causing them all,

  3. Bongrinny says:

    Frankenstein stoll the last Election, by little over 200 votes wonder if Obamas Acorn had any thing to do with that, Darlene.

  4. d johnson says:

    No more than the Supreme Court did in Florida. You paranold Right Wingers are afraid of your own shadow coming back to get you.

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