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Ortman leads GOP Senate poll; race tight for governor

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota Republicans appeared to have given Julianne Ortman the edge for U.S. Senate in an early snapshot of this year’s campaigns, but Tuesday night they were not so clear on who they favor for governor.


Marty Seifert held a lead most of the night in the governor’s straw poll at precinct caucuses around the state, but Dave Thompson made it a tight race as Twin Cities Republicans reported in.

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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.