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Kurt Bills returns to classroom after Senate loss to Klobuchar

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Republican state Rep. Kurt Bills kept true to his word and returned to the classroom the day after losing the election to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rosemount Town Pages reported.

Bills -- who teaches economics and is a wresting coach at Rosemount High School -- suffered a defeat on Election Day to Klobuchar by 65.2 percent to 30.56 percent margin.

Bills said his political career -- which went from newcomer city council candidate to state Representative to a U.S. Senate candidate in a span of four years -- is over for now.

Meanwhile, the state Republican Party is regrouping after the Democrats regained the state House and Senate after a two-year reign by the GOP.

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