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Independent spending on lege races heats up

While the governor's race may be the marquee feature in this year's campaign season, the large number of swing districts in play at the Minnesota Legislature are the object of lower-profile but no less intense campaign spending machinations by a number of groups.

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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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Clearing the air

State Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, and his DFL colleague Rep. Jean Wagenius, of Minneapolis, on Friday presented starkly different views on how active state legislators ...

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