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EFCA Editorial Roundup

ap_franken_coleman_081106_mn.jpgGood morning folks. For those of you playing at home, the race to stop EFCA tightened up overnight. As of this morning, Sen. Norm Coleman’s lead against Democratic comedian Al Franken narrowed to just 236 votes—and that’s before the hand recount that is set to begin next week.

The Senate currently stands at 55 Democrats, 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats, and Arlen Spector who voted for the Employee Free Choice Act in 2007. There are three undecided Senate seats in Alaska, Georgia, and Minnesota. The bottom line is clear: as former UFCW hack Paul Blank told the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the battle over EFCA is going to look like “political World War III.”

In the meanwhile, here is where we stand today:

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