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Polls open to decide governor's GOP opponent

August 12, 2014
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesotans are going to the polls in a primary election that will determine which Republicans will face Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken in the fall, among other races.

About a half dozen people were waiting in line when polls opened Tuesday at Pax Christi Catholic Church in suburban Eden Prairie where a contested state house race is on the Republican ballot. Sunny skies and crisp temperatures made for a pleasant morning to vote, but turnout is expected to be light across the state, reaching perhaps 10 to 15 percent.

There's no clear favorite in the race for the GOP endorsement for governor. Republicans are also choosing a candidate to challenge Franken.

There's less drama on the Democratic side of the ballot where the main event is a statewide primary for state auditor.



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