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Minnesota Senate race loses some significance

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Al Franken no longer can be considered the potential 60th vote.

A runoff election Tuesday in Georgia left Minnesota with the only unresolved U.S. Senate race this year - and Franken hoping to be Senate Democrat's 59th vote, not the critical 60th that would allow them to block GOP filibusters.


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