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Capitol Chatter: Minnesota primary will be different

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota Republicans seldom duke it out in primary elections, but the Aug. 12 vote features a pair of GOP contests worth watching.


In the Republican U.S. Senate race, unlikely party endorsee Mike McFadden will face Jim Abeler, who received little support at the party convention but who may benefit from what is expected to be an increasingly harsh campaign Democrats will wage again McFadden.

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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.