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For Trump and Minnesota Republicans, Nikki Haley's strength in the metro leaves big questions

Republican presidential primary voters showed a split between greater Minnesota and the metro with their votes Tuesday.

Donald Trump is all but certain to become the Republican nominee, but in Minnesota, the places where former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley had a strong showing during Tuesday's Republican primary show where Trump might run into trouble. Haley pitched herself squarely at suburban voters, independents and moderate Republicans turned off by Trump. She got over 97,000 votes - nearly 29% of the GOP primary vote - and performed best in the metro.

"It's no surprise that Nikki Haley did well in areas where Republicans have been struggling," said Amy Koch, a former Republican state senator who served as majority leader. "We've shed a lot of suburban districts. Yet we've picked up in greater Minnesota."


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