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Minn. Gov. Dayton picks chief of staff as running mate

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton did not look far to find a new running mate.

To a cheering crowd at a Capitol-area union hall, Dayton announced this morning that his chief of staff, Tina Flint Smith, will replace Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon as he seeks a second term this fall.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.