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Kelliher is counting on her campaign’s formidable organizing talent

In the days leading up to the DFL state convention in Duluth, the widespread belief was that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak had established crucial momentum. Of course, that’s not exactly how it played out. Kelliher led on all six ballots and exited the convention center with the party’s backing. Rybak went back to Minneapolis City Hall. In the end, organization trumped charisma. Kelliher earned the party’s nod through months of meticulous planning, a well-executed convention floor plan, loyal support from her fellow House members and a final boost from organized labor.

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Lobbying firms distribute cash evenly to DFL gov candidates

Contract lobbyists at the state's major law firms have deep-seated opinions about politics and also have a history of involvement in campaigns. But you wouldn't know that from looking at the spending from most their firms' political action committees.

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Legislature: DFL has net gain of two seats in House, but GOP has victories to savor, as well

After losing a net two seats in Tuesday’s state House races, House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, is undecided about whether to seek another term as the party’s head. House Republicans will hold their organizational meeting in Oakdale on Nov. ...

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