MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats hope to flip the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate this November in an election that will determine political control of the Legislature.

Both parties have pointed to a handful of suburban Senate races as battlegrounds for control in next year’s legislative session.

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Democrats are also going after some GOP-held seats in greater Minnesota where they see a boost in immigrant growth.

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Senate Republicans are hoping their law-and-order message will help preserve and even widen their slim 35-32 majority.

Senate Democrats are focusing their messaging on the accessibility and affordability of health care.

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