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Where the Senate battlegrounds are

Political operatives who have been crunching the numbers and talking to candidates see no shortage of swing districts in this year’s legislative elections. The new redistricting maps have tweaked the partisan complexion of many districts.

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ABM to target GOP legislators with ads on shutdown anniversary

The group announced plans on Wednesday to run newspaper and online ads in targeted legislative districts in rural and suburban Minnesota for the first week of July, the one-year aniversary of the first week of the historic shuttering of state government in the state, when DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the GOP-led Legislature battled out a solution to the state's $5 billion budget deficit.

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Senate caucuses name leadership staffs

The key staffers who have plotted the remaking of the Senate Republican Caucus in recent years will be running the show when they take the majority in January. Campaign guru Cullen Sheehan will continue as the caucus's chief of staff. Indefatigable GOP political operative and deputy state party chair Michael Brodkorb will continue in his role as communications director.

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House DFL names leadership staff

In the wake of losing the majority, the House DFL did some shuffling in naming its new leadership staff. Among the new faces are staffers from Tarryl Clark's campaign this year against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

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