The courtroom closes for the weekend and the battle between Norm Coleman and Al Franken doesn't stop. Franken was back on the interview circuit, reporters start crunching FEC filing numbers, and another searchable absentee ballot database.
MinnPost looked through the enormous Federal Election Commission filings by the Coleman and Franken campaigns. The filings almost total 1,000 combined. Yikes.
The latest filings show contributions and expenses from Nov. 25 till Dec. 31 of last year.
Franken's numbers, from MinnPost:
Local law firm of Fredrickson & Byron, of which Franken lawyer David Lillehaug is a partner, was paid $271,647 for its legal work during that period. The Washington law firm of Perkins Cole, of which lead recount attorney Marc Elias and top litigator Kevin Hamilton are partners, received about $389,276 in fees.Coleman's numbers:
The Dorsey & Whitney firm received a flat $20,000 so far. Lead recount lawyer Fritz Knaak's firm was paid about $85,000.You can look at the filings at the FEC site: Coleman's and Franken's.