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Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, a candidate for Minnesota governor, says on Wednesday that a Republican upset in Massachusetts shows that voters are looking for politicians who will make progress. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Politicial parties disagree on midterm effects after Massachusetts election

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FARGO -- Republicans regionally and nationwide are rallying around Tuesday's Massachusetts U.S. Senate election, hailing it as a direct indication of what's coming in November's midterm elections.


Democrats disagree, yet concede there are lessons to be learned from the upset victory by Republican Scott Brown in a state that historically fell definitively on the liberal side.

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