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National political stars descend on closely fought Minnesota


October 23, 2018

Minnesota candidates in some of the fiercest races on this year’s ballot got a boost on Monday from high-profile national politicians, with several election contests here pivotal to which party comes out ahead in the upcoming midterm elections.

House Speaker Paul Ryan warned of a “green wave” of Democratic fundraising in a visit to drum up support and campaign cash for U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen and Jason Lewis — two of a half-dozen 25 vulnerable Republicans that Ryan is traveling to support in 12 states. Paulsen’s opponent, Democrat Dean Phillips, hosted a town hall meeting on gun violence prevention Monday night that featured Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat whose district includes Parkland, site of a large school shooting in February.


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