Norm Coleman visited the Senate a couple of weeks ago to huddle with Republicans — now Al Franken is in the Senate, ducking into the Democrats’ weekly luncheon just behind Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the campaigns chief who helped steer Franken’s run last year.
Franken signaled that he may answer some questions after the lunch, so we’ll keep you posted.
Late Update: I couldn’t nab Franken on his way out the door, but Politico did. The Democratic soon-to-be-senator told the newspaper that he would not attempt to be seated until the three-judge panel in Minnesota rules in his favor, which he predicts will happen.
His Minnesota colleague, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D), told me that Franken gave fellow Dems an update on “what was happening — he discussed the recount, he explained how the process would work up to the Minnesota Supreme Court, and he predicted he’d be the next senator.”