While in Limbo, Coleman Lands Consulting Job
By Sarah Lovenheim
While Norm Coleman remains in a strange purgatory between senator and civilian, he's taking another job.
The Minnesota Republican is still fighting in the courts to keep Democrat Al Franken from being declared the winner of the Nov. 4 Senate contest in the Gopher State. Just this morning, the Republican Jewish Coalition announced Coleman will become a consultant and strategic advisor under its wing.
The RJC, which boasts 40,000 members nationwide, pushes Jewish causes in Congress.
In a release, RJC said Coleman will serve as a traveling spokesperson for the committee, recruit new members and provide members policy advice on issues "affecting the organization and the Jewish community."
According to The Associated Press, Coleman has participated in RJC activities since he served as mayor of St. Paul in the early 1990s.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said of Coleman's decision, "We look forward to having the benefit of his experience and wise counsel to help the RJC plot its future course. We are confident that in a few months Senator Coleman will return to his seat in the Senate, but until that time, we are eager for him to travel across the country on our behalf and to be an important voice within the organization."
Coleman will not partake in any lobbying, according to the Coalition.
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