Today at Politico, reporter Manu Raju takes up the Norm Coleman will-he-or-won’t-he question prompted by last week’s report in Roll Call [previous PIM item] that the former senator would likely concede defeat in his re-election battle if he loses at the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Politico quotes Republican sources both named (state GOP chair Ron Carey) and anonymous trying–halfheartedly?–to tamp down speculation that Coleman will go. A former staffer says: "I do not think he will quit before the [U.S.] Supreme Court rules on the case. He has too many resources invested and has a good case on equal protection."
But here’s their lone on-the-record comment from the Coleman camp, courtesy of spokesman Tom Erickson: