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Minnesota state Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth watches as House Majority Leader-elect Erin Murphy talks to reporters Thursday night, Nov. 8, about plans for the next legislative session. Murphy beat Marquart in the majority leader election. Don Davis photo

Three former DFL rivals lead Minnesota government

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ST. PAUL -- Democratic competitors in the 2010 Minnesota governor's race will be state government's three most powerful politicians.

Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members Thursday picked Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook as their leader. House Democrats made Paul Thissen of Minneapolis their man for speaker.


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