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Pawlenty’s People Leaving Capitol in Droves

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It’s not abnormal for Pawlenty’s brain trust to leave him with only a month and a half remaining before he is scheduled to vacate the governor’s mansion. But this all begs the question, what happens if the gubernatorial recount between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer drags into 2011, and Pawlenty is forced to remain in St. Paul beyond Jan. 3? Continue Reading →

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Emmer, Minnesota Republicans Sue St. Louis and Pine Counties

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At a Mark Dayton recount team press conference at the State Capitol earlier today, attorney David Lillehaug called the GOP effort “a fishing expedition” and insinuated that the Republicans were “trying to find the ball” in their effort to erase the 8,755-vote gap separating Dayton from Emmer. Continue Reading →

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Election Officials: You Want It Fast Or You Want It Right? Public: Yes

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A panel discussion yesterday at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute led by moderator Larry Jacobs examined a likely 2010 gubernatorial recount through the prism of the 2008 recount. Continue Reading →

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