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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the former employee who says she pressured staffers to perform political work is a liar.

Swanson and her campaign struck back Friday against the account from D’Andre Norman, who worked in Swanson’s office from 2006 to 2014. The latest accusations came to light just days ahead of a three-way Democratic primary for governor, in which Swanson is running.

Norman told The Intercept he was asked to recruit employees for political events on Swanson’s behalf, suggesting their careers could benefit. Swanson referred to Norman as a low-level employee whom she never asked for political help.

She says any employees who helped her did so on their own time and calls the allegations dirty politics.

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  1. Swanson got caught red handed. Too bad she will continue to lie about it just as she is going to lie to the hard working people of Minnesota. I smell a real rat name Lori Swanson.

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