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Cordelia Pierson joins SD59 contest

Cordelia Pierson is the third candidate to file for the seat being vacated by Sen. Larry Pogemiller. Pierson is currently executive director of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, a nonprofit group that focuses on riverfront revitalization.

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Minnesota Majority announces ‘heroes’ and ‘zeros’

Fourteen Republican state legislators, including gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer, received perfect ratings from Minnesota Majority for their voting records during the 2010 legislative session. Conversely, seven state senators, all Democrats, received zero ratings from the conservative advocacy group.

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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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