Interesting article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today related to the Minnesota Senate recount on a topic that hadn’t really crossed my – and I expect others’ – mind: the effect the delay is having on Minnesota’s other Senator, Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
While most attention to the effects of the recount has been focused on Franken and Coleman, Klobuchar has been handling the workload of both Senate seats. She inherited 400 constituent cases from outgoing Sen. Coleman, has seen twice as many constituent requests as usual, and receives 30% more requests for meetings with advocacy groups and lobbyists.
In other Minnesota recount news, a new poll found that 54% of Minnesotans think Coleman needs to concede.
The state Supreme Court holds its hearing on the contest June 1, but Coleman could begin yet another delay if he decides to take the case to federal court.