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Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, and Republican leader Marty Seifert of Marshall agree the economy and job growth are key issues in legislative races this fall. staff photo by Scott Wente

Election to shape state House

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Democrats hope for a supermajority from next month's election. Republicans would be thrilled with simple majority control, but would consider it a success just to narrow the margin Democrats hold.

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Democratic-Farmer-Laborites must defend seats they narrowly won in the 2006 election that handed them control of the state House, and they will try to pick up another five to secure a veto-proof majority.

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