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Hearing in Minnesota Senate suit set for Wednesday

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KWWL) - A hearing has been scheduled in Minnesota next week on Al Franken's request to have a lawsuit dismissed in his bid for the Senate.

If the Democrat isn't able to get the lawsuit by Republican Norm Coleman dismissed, a trial could start January 26.

The dismissal hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

The razor-thin Senate race between the two has Franken ahead by 225 votes after a statewide recount. Coleman's lawsuit raises issues about how the recount was conducted.

Minnesota could be short a senator until the suit is resolved. Franken has sued separately in his quest for state certification to the seat.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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