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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Different outcomes, different views

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In politics, it is all about winning.

Take, for instance, Al Franken's razor-thin victory over Norm Coleman in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race.


The day after the state Supreme Court ruled in Franken's favor, making him Minnesota's newest senator, Brian Melendez, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chairman proclaimed: "Our election system in Minnesota works."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.