Democrats Still Need Georgia, Minnesota

Democrats and Republicans are anxiously awaiting the results of two unresolved Senate races. In Georgia, there's a runoff election next month, and in Minnesota, a statewide recount begins Wednesday.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.


Democrats and Republicans are still anxiously awaiting the results of two unresolved Senate races.


In Georgia, no candidate won an outright majority in the balloting two weeks ago, and that has forced a runoff election set for December 2.

MONTAGNE: And in Minnesota, a statewide recount begins today in that state's tight Senate race.

INSKEEP: Right now, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman leads Democratic candidate Al Franken by 215 votes.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.