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As Minnesota Goes . . .

High political stakes in northern states.

Apr 24, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 30 • By BARRY CASSELMAN
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A lot is at stake here. A Kennedy win would likely mean that a Democratic tide had not developed and that the GOP would keep its majority in the Senate. A Klobuchar win, combined with Democratic wins in other close races across the country, would mean that the GOP majority is highly vulnerable. Either way, it will be a leading indicator of which way the wind is blowing in "Minnewisowa," with immense implications for 2008.

Barry Casselman, national political correspondent of the Preludium News Service, writes a column for the Washington Times.