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Bills campaign: many in GOP see Klobuchar win as inevitable

His campaign manager insists Republican Kurt Bills can win his challenge of Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. But Mike Osskopp concedes many of the GOP donors and strategists he talks with consider Klobuchar's re-election inevitable. Osskopp says a penchant for playing it safe and avoiding controversy is one reason for Klobuchar's popularity.
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His campaign manager insists Republican Kurt Bills can win his challenge of Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. But Mike Osskopp concedes many of the GOP donors and strategists he talks with consider Klobuchar's re-election inevitable. Osskopp says a penchant for playing it safe and avoiding controversy is one reason for Klobuchar's popularity.

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