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Across the state, people will gather on Tuesday, February 7 to select candidates during the 2012 caucuses.

Precinct caucuses are open to the public and are organized by Minnesota's political parties. During these meetings political parties will get together to select local people to help run the 2012 elections. They also discuss candidates for state office, and elect delegates to represent the precinct at other conventions that will select candidates.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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