ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of the House Republican majority-in-waiting says a detailed governing agenda will come later and the focus in the next two years needs to be on the practical.

With Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton back for another term and the state Senate in DFL hands, Rep. Kurt Daudt says it would be counterproductive to draw lines in the sand now. He appeared Wednesday with jubilant caucus members and called for an end to “the era of divide-and-conquer politics.”

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Republicans meet Friday to elect a speaker. Daudt could face competition.

As for policy, Daudt stopped short of saying his caucus would try to repeal the health insurance exchange known as MNsure. But he says the independent entity can expect more legislative scrutiny. He also says that transportation will be a focus.

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