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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:21 AM
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Dayton pulls ahead; Kelliher fights on (MN Gubernatorial Primary)
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After an achingly close contest that touched off fears of a recount, DFLer Mark Dayton was pulling ahead of Margaret Anderson Kelliher in a primary and was poised to move on in the race to be Minnesota's next governor.

After midnight, with 97 percent of the vote counted, the former U.S. senator led Kelliher by about 4,500 votes -- enough that no recount would be needed.

But the House speaker wasn't conceding. "We're not making any decisions. ... Hang in there," Kelliher said early Wednesday.

For Dayton, who spent much of the night trailing DFL-endorsed Kelliher, it was yet another comeback in a political career that has had more ups and downs than a roller coaster.




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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:53 AM
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1. Lord. I hope she's not going to act like Hillary Clinton
and have to be dragged out of the race.

I feel for MK. It must be a colossal disappointment to lose the primary. But she can't be shocked that the last votes coming in from Northern MN all went for Dayton.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:12 AM
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2. There's a DFL Unity Rally scheduled for this morning.
I expect that Margaret will show up there and concede, followed by a pledge to fully support Mark Dayton. She's not going to ask for a recall.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:36 AM
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3. Kelliher is an ungracious prick.
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