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Number of votes by which DFL lost House majority: 694

The House DFL caucus will meet tonight at 7 to review election results and select a new minority leader from the caucus. As we tweeted a few minutes ago, the rumored candidates include the three people who were angling to be Speaker Tony Sertich's number two: Reps. Steve Simon, Melissa Hortman, and Erin Murphy. But Tina Liebling (Rochester) and Paul Thissen (Minneapolis) are also said to be in the hunt, and more interested parties may emerge at the meeting.

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House DFLers say leadership talks can wait

Trolling through the House chamber Monday to get comment on the developing DFL caucus leadership picture was like pulling teeth. Most legislators were focused on the task at hand - passing a flood and tornado relief bill - and wanted to reserve talks of leadership until the general election passed.

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Independent spending on lege races heats up

While the governor's race may be the marquee feature in this year's campaign season, the large number of swing districts in play at the Minnesota Legislature are the object of lower-profile but no less intense campaign spending machinations by a number of groups.

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Margaret Anderson Kelliher: What’s next?

Room 15 in the Minnesota state Capitol was packed wall-to-wall with DFL activists and lawmakers the day after the primary election. They had gathered to proclaim their unity in supporting the gubernatorial bid of former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, who squeaked past House Speaker and DFL endorsee Margaret Anderson Kelliher by a mere 7,000 votes.

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