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Minnesota will elect its first Native American lieutenant governor in November - regardless of who wins


August 17, 2018

As Democrat Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson gear their campaigns for governor toward the November election, the women running alongside them are chasing a major milestone: becoming Minnesota’s first Native American lieutenant governor.

Both running mates — DFL state Rep. Peggy Flanagan and Republican Donna Bergstrom — are among what has been widely reported as a record number of Native Americans running for office around the country this year.


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