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Metro/outstate disparities loom large in face of deficit

After DFL Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and a new cast of GOP legislators are sworn in next week, the partisan lines at the Capitol will be clear enough. But in a year marked by an unprecedented general fund deficit and a large freshman class of lawmakers, some lines are already being drawn on the basis of geography rather than political affiliation.

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Wanted: DFL cannon fodder

Via Minnesota Democrats Exposed, this Local/State Brief from the Marshall Independent searching for candidates in SD 21. Not exactly a tale of "top recruits shying away," as MDE puts it, but certainly a picture of Legislative races in districts that aren't up for grabs.

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