Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who was at the center of his own drawn out legal battle over a Senate seat in 2008, thinks Republican Joe Miller should hang it up and officially concede to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). 

In an interview that will air on C-SPAN Sunday, Coleman said, "I think that race is over."

The former senator said he understands Miller's frustration, noting that he had some of the same concerns over the standard by which elections officials in Minnesota were counting ballots in 2008. But he called his contest with Al Franken "a much, much closer race." 

"I made a decision at a certain point in time to not go any further. I think at a certain point in time you have to have some finality to these things," Coleman said. "Without criticizing Joe Miller, I would offer him advice, the same advice that Fred Thompson and others have offered recently. I think it should be time to move on, that there's not much you can gain by extending the process."

Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) was more blunt on his radio show last week, saying Miller should "give it up" and "show a little class."   

Murkowski was declared the winner last week, but a federal judge has issued a temporary injunction barring state elections officials from certifying the election results while Miller's lawsuit works is in state court.

Miller claims the state applied a faulty and arbitrary "voter intent" standard to the counting of write-in ballots and wants more than 8,000 ballots challenged by his campaign thrown out due to improper spelling of Murkowski's name or other irregularities. 

Either way, the math isn't in Miller's favor. Murkowski leads by more than 10,000 votes, which is greater than the number of ballots challenged by Miller's camp.