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Kelliher looked primed for upset victory – until the numbers headed south

As the election results began rolling in on Tuesday night, the mood was ebullient at Jax Café in Northeast Minneapolis. Even as torrential rains swamped Minneapolis, soggy, red-shirted supporters of House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher filed into the banquet room and bars of the renowned steakhouse. House Majority Leader Tony Sertich repeatedly took to the podium to offer updates on the Minnesota Twins' pounding of the Chicago White Sox, as if it ordained victory for the DFL-endorsed candidate.

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Emmer, Kelliher face diverging roads

House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher survived a five-candidate scrum to emerge from April’s state DFL State Convention with the party’s endorsement. It took her six rounds of contentious balloting at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to claim the gubernatorial crown.

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