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13 could be lucky number for Senate GOP

Around convention time in the spring, Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, boasted that his caucus would retake the chamber’s majority in November. Considering Senate Republicans’ 38-year stranglehold on minority status, and the 13 seats that his troops will need to gain to make good on the pledge, it amounts to a tall order.

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Governing: Could the GOP take back the House?

In its rundown of 2010 state legislative races, the national magazine Governing predicts the DFL is poised to retain control of both houses of the Minnesota Legislature. But the state-by-state analysis leaves open the possibility for the GOP to return to power, particularly in the House.

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Goodwin won’t campaign for Senate seat if Chaudhary holds onto endorsement

Former state Rep. Barb Goodwin said during an Almanac interview she won't campaign in the Senate District 50 DFL primary if the incumbent Sen. Satveer Chaudhary holds on to his endorsement. SD 50 DFLers will meet Monday to consider revoking Chaudhary's endorsement over a controversy in which the three-term senator had special fishing regulations inserted into legislation that apply to a lake where he owns a cabin.

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