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Sabato’s crystal ball: 55-seat GOP House pickup, but MN incumbents survive

National political pundit Larry Sabato has released his final "crystal ball" predictions for the 2010 elections. The director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics anticipates Republicans picking up 55 seats and taking control of the House. Sabato sees the three Minnesota incumbents considered to be in some peril -- DFLers Jim Oberstar and Tim Walz, and Republican Michele Bachmann -- retaining their seats.

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Quie backs Demmer in CD 1 race

Former Republican governors Al Quie and Arne Carlson both agree that they want Independence Party candidate Tom Horner in the governor's office next year, but they don't see eye-to-eye on who should sit in Congress represnting southern Minnesota.

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Honeywell tops list of political contributors

Honeywell International's political action committee is the top donor to House and Senate campaigns this election cycle, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. The aerospace and defense contractor, which was founded in Minneapolis in 1885, has doled out $3 million in federal campaign contributions this election cycle.

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