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Both parties stress pro-business credibility in eastern metro swing district

Prior to the 2006 elections, the people of Senate District 56, which covers much of Woodbury and north-central Washington County, had an entirely Republican delegation in St. Paul. But when the votes were counted that year, the district's Republicans - two representatives and one senator -had all been swept out of office, victims of a pro-DFL swing that averaged 11 points in each of the area's three legislative races.

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Clark seat: DFL playing red-zone defense

While Democrats nationally are pushing state Sen. Tarryl Clark's bid to take over Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's seat in the Sixth Congressional District - a long shot by any measure - the DFL Party in Minnesota is working hard to keep the central Minnesota seat she is vacating in blue territory.

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Vickerman’s seat primed for a flip?

State Sen. Jim Vickerman calls himself the most conservative Democrat in Minnesota, and he has a voting record to bolster that claim. The seven-term lawmaker has represented Senate District 22 with a light hand since 1986. The rural area has, with the exception of Vickerman, consistently voted Republican over the last decade.

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State GOP goes after Koering in SD 12

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel was surprised to get a letter from the Republican Party of Minnesota at his office. He was even more surprised when he saw what they wanted: a slew of law enforcement records on one of the party’s own elected members, state Sen. Paul Koering of Fort Ripley.

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