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The DFL, as the Democratic Party is known in Minnesota, decided to back the more progressive challenger Matt Pelikan for attorney general.
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Minnesota’s 5th, which mostly comprises the city of Minneapolis, is considered a safe Democratic seat. Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the district by 55 percentage points.
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