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Senate Recount: Franken or Coleman could claim lead in Senate race

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount became even murkier Monday as both candidates could claim the lead.

Democratic challenger Al Franken took his first lead in the raw vote, but two heavily Republican Twin Cities-area counties have yet to begin their recounts. Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman stretched his lead in a more accurate way to look at the recount totals.

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