Franken told FOX News that his meeting went "very very well" but didn't stop to answer further questions. He had stopped to get his shoes shined at Union Station near Capitol Hill.
Only 206 votes out of 2.9 million total ballots separate Franken and Coleman. This includes an elusive 32 absentee ballots first reported to be found in a state official's car three days after the election.
The outcome of the recount could potentially affect the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. After Tuesday's defeat of Republican Sen. Ted Stevens in Alaska, Democrats hold at least 58 seats in the Senate, only two away from a filibuster-proof majority.