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Likely GOP legislative targets?

One of our favorite election-year pastimes is to compile the always-changing list of legislators and districts that both parties are targeting in the general election. Long-time GOP strategists Noah Rouen (now with Public Affairs Company) and Brian McClung (now GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's deputy chief of staff) have provided us with our first 2010 list.

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Horner joins race for governor

Late this afternoon long-time GOP pundit and strategist and successful PR pro Tom Horner filed papers to run for governor as an Independent. Horner is casting the move as exploratory, because he wants to make sure he can raise the money to run a credible campaign.

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With Coleman out, eyes turn to Emmer’s challenge

Norm Coleman's surprise announcement that he won't be running for governor, combined with Rep. Marty Seifert's (R-Marshall) self-proclaimed status as the front runner in the contest for the GOP endorsement, mean that the guy in the race to watch right now is Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Delano).

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Coleman and the GOP rumor mill

Today's GOP rumor mill can be divided into two major camps. Camp one thinks Pat Anderson's tying her departure from the governor's race to Norm Coleman likely getting in is good maneuvering on Anderson's part.

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