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DFL campaigns for governor next week at convention in Duluth

The party’s main task at its 2010 state convention will be anointing its official candidate for governor. Eight candidates who might conceivably be considered viable remain in the hunt; two besides Dayton have said that they will run in the primary, no matter what happens in an endorsement battle next Saturday that’s bound to be long and punishing.

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Congressional contests take shape

Jim Meffert earned the DFL endorsement on Saturday to take on U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen in the Third Congressional District. It took six ballots for the chief executive of the Minnesota Optometric Association to triumph over Maureen Hackett in the endorsement battle.

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Rukavina gains Oberstar’s support in gov’s race

U.S. Rep. James Oberstar is endorsing Tom Rukavina for the state's top post. "I'm supporting Tom Rukavina for governor because he has unwavering commitment to our core DFL values: jobs for our people, educational opportunities for our children and economic fairness for every citizen of Minnesota," Oberstar said in a statement announcing the endorsement.

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