ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton rolled into this city’s old-brick main drag this week on a mission to save Rep. Shannon Savick, eagerly shaking hands and running down reasons voters should send her back to St. Paul for a second term. On Friday, Dayton was off to St. Cloud to help Rep. Zachary Dorholt, another freshman in a tough race.
That Dayton took time in the waning days of his own re-election bid to help the pair — and other vulnerable incumbents in the days to come — speaks to the urgency with which Democrats are seeking to protect their Minnesota House majority. If that slips away, the free rein Democrats have enjoyed in state government the past two years is over.
“With a stalemated government once again, just look at Washington and you can see what happens when there is that kind of gridlock and deadlock,”…
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