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House DFL Elects Thissen As Minority LeaderDFLers in the Minnesota House have elected Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis as their new minority leader. Thissen had been House speaker. But with Republicans winning control of the Minnesota House in Tuesday's elections, Democrats are returning to minority status in that chamber.
Daudt, Dean Angle For Top Job In HouseThere will be competition among Republicans for who leads the party's new House majority. Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown and former Majority Leader Matt Dean of Dellwood both say they're running to be House speaker when the Legislature returns to action. They are asking for support from the 72-member caucus, which meets Friday to pick its leadership.
Reality Check: GOP Ad Linking Collin Peterson To Nancy PelosiNational Republicans are targeting Minnesota's 7th District with a barrage of last-minute TV ads. That's where Democratic U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is facing off with Republican Torrey Westrom.
Entenza Makes Auditor Bid In Late Filing ScurryA surprise Democratic primary for state auditor materialized Tuesday and a top Republican recruit for Congress barely made the ballot, providing last-day drama for Minnesota candidate filing. Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza filed to run against incumbent Auditor Rebecca Otto...
Former House Dem Leader Lands Minn. JudgeshipFormer Minnesota House Minority Leader Tom Pugh is headed for the judicial branch.
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