Familiar Names On Dayton Recount Team

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The 2010 recount in Minnesota is starting to look a lot like the 2008 recount when it comes to the players. Mark Dayton’s recount team includes former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug who served as counsel to now Senator Al Franken during the 2008 recount and Charlie Nauen who represented voters during the 2008 recount.

At left: Video of David Lillehaug during the Franken/Coleman recount in 2008
Press release on Dayton’s team below:

Saint Paul – Mark Dayton, who received the most votes in Tuesday’s Minnesota Governor’s race, announced today the leadership team assembled to monitor the official certification of the election and prepare for a potential recount.
Director is Ken Martin, who has deep campaign experience in Minnesota including the successful 2008 legacy amendment campaign, which garnered more statewide votes than any other effort in Minnesota history. Martin just went on leave from his position as Executive Director of Win Minnesota.

Chief Counsel to the effort is Charlie Nauen, of Lockridge Grindal Nauen, who has experience with statewide recount efforts and Minnesota Election law. He represented the Franken campaign in St. Louis County and other matters during the 2008 Senate Recount.
Working closely with Nauen on the legal team is former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug of Fredrikson & Byron who played a key role in the 2008 recount seating U.S. Senator Al Franken.

Press inquiries should be sent to Communications Director of the team, Denise Cardinal, who has taken leave from Alliance for a Better Minnesota to assist in the effort.

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