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ST. PAUL -- Rural districts gave Republicans much of the boost they needed to take control of the U.S. House.

Bill Bishop and Julie Ardery of the Daily Yonder on-line newspaper, which covers rural issues, reported that "two-thirds of the 60 House seats switching from Democrat to Republican in this election were in the congressional districts with the most rural voters."


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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.