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Norm Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg rests his eyes as witness Pamela Howell, background, is questioned by an Al Franken attorney Monday in the U.S. Senate election trial. Pool photo by Jim Mone, Associated Press

Franken looks to protect his vote margin

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ST. PAUL - Now it is Al Franken's turn.

Franken's campaign starts its case in Norm Coleman's U.S. Senate election lawsuit today. The Democrat hopes to build on his slim, 225-vote margin and become Minnesota's next senator.

Coleman's attorneys wrapped up their case Monday after spending 26 days trying to show a three-judge panel that the election and that as many as 2,500 Minnesota voters did not have their valid votes counted in the Nov. 4 election.

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