Norm Coleman
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"Norman Bertram "Norm" Coleman, Jr.," is an United States/American lobbyist, lawyer and politician. He served as a United States Senate/U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 2003 until 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and served in the 108th United States Congress/108th, 109th United States Congress/109th, and 110th United States Congress/110th Congresses. Before becoming a Senator, he was Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota (1994-2002). Previously a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party/Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Coleman became a Republican Party of Minnesota/Republican in 1996.

Coleman's 2008 U.S. Senate re-election bid, in which he was challenged by Democrat Al Franken and former Senator Dean Barkley, was long unresolved. His term ended on January 3, 2009; and, after a six-month legal battle in which he lost each decision in the process, the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously declared Franken the election winner by 312 votes (out of over 3 million cast) on June 30, 2009, prompting Coleman to concede.

In April 2011, Coleman joined Hogan Lovells, an international legal practice, as Senior Government Advisor in their Washington, D.C., office.

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