Reid spokesman: No immediate move to seat Franken

Franken meets with Reid
Minnesota Democratic Senate hopeful Al Franken and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid meet Wednesday in Washington.
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(AP) - A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there'll be no move to seat Democrat Al Franken on Thursday.

Spokesman Jim Manley also says Senate Democrats may not make any move for a few weeks. In an e-mail to The Associated Press, Manley says no decisions had been made.

Franken came out on top of Republican Norm Coleman by 225 votes in a recount of their U.S. Senate race. But Coleman has filed a lawsuit challenging the result, and the trial is due to begin Monday.

Reid met with Franken in Washington on Wednesday and said Democrats would try to seat Franken, but he didn't say when.

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