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Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics

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ST. PAUL - Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail.


Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was light hearted. The contrast was much like their campaigns, which presented voters the starkest liberal-conservative gap in memory.

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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.