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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats have endorsed Rebecca Otto for a third term as state auditor.

Otto told delegates Saturday she works every day to make sure Minnesotans can trust their government, because when people trust their government they support it.

She won a voice vote with only a few dissenting voices. Otto has taken some criticism because of her skepticism over proposals for copper-nickel mining in northeastern Minnesota, though the issue wasn’t mentioned during the discussion She has said her main concern is that the cleanup costs could get dumped on taxpayers.

Otto was first elected in 2006 after serving as a state representative from the Stillwater area.

The Minnesota GOP state convention on Friday endorsed former Long Lake Mayor Randy Gilbert, who’s making his second bid to be state auditor.

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