Updated Senate Phone List Erases Norm Coleman

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The Democratic Senate leadership is doing everything it can to pretend that Norm Coleman doesn’t exist. It shut down his Capitol Hill office earlier this week, and a Senate source provides Mother Jones with a copy of an updated phone list (pdf) sent out Thursday by the Sargeant-at-Arms that makes no mention of the mostly-defeated Coleman.

Coleman’s term officially expired over the weekend, and Al Franken hasn’t been sworn in, meaning that Minnesota has only one senator on the list.

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