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13 could be lucky number for Senate GOP

Around convention time in the spring, Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, boasted that his caucus would retake the chamber’s majority in November. Considering Senate Republicans’ 38-year stranglehold on minority status, and the 13 seats that his troops will need to gain to make good on the pledge, it amounts to a tall order.

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Preaching to the converted in Minneapolis

Republicans filed excitedly into the Minneapolis Convention Center at noon today, ready for a classic preaching-to-the-converted event: an appearance by conservative darlings Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate, and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

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PIM goes to the fair, lives to tell

It may have been the first day of the fair, but by noon or so last Thursday the scent of frier grease smelled like it had been hanging in the air all summer. And the politicos seemed like they'd been there pressing flesh even longer. Is anyone shocked that there isn't exactly a public stampede to hear what the 2010 gubernatorial candidates have to say just yet?

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